9th College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium Winners

On April 25th, 2019, the College of Science hosted the 9th annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium organized by the STEM Accelerator and Dr. Rebecca Jones as its head coordinator. Of the 35 impressive presentation entries, 7 took home prestigious prizes and we would like to congratulate the following!

Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award

“Targeting the ESKAPE pathogens: Kinetic characterization and inhibition of Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae 1-Deoxy-D-Xylulose 5-Phosphate Reductoisomerase” –  Mosufa Zainab, Haley Ball, Misgina Girma, Nora Riley, Cynthia Dowd, Schroeder Noble, Robin Couch

Students’ Choice Award

“Active listening Firearm Detection” – Ephraim Ayeni, Daniel Sovine, Kumnit Nong

Best Life Science

“Effect of Rose Bengal on NMDA Receptor Activity” – Karen Therrien, Nathalia Peixoto

Best Physical Science

“Expanding Linear Discriminant Analysis to Continuous Output” – Josh Westhoven and Tyrus Berry

Honorable Mentions

“Testing novel antimicrobial peptides against Francisella strains” – Katherine Polk, Christopher Hitt, Monique van Hoek

“Development and study of isothermal microcalorimeters” – Angelica Frederick and Dr. Abul Hussam

“Testing twitching motility in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (known) and Burkholderia thailandensis (unknown)” – Jessica Portillo, Brittany Heath, Monique van Hoek

This year, we also had a Mentor of Excellence Award which went to Dr. Joris van der Ham.

Again, congratulations to all our poster presenters! Please see the images below for the rest of the gallery from the event.