9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

WHC 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

by Lynda F. Rysavy | Monday, Apr 15, 2019

The 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on April 8th, 2019 on FAU'S Boca Raton campus.

The Symposium showcases undergraduate students at FAU who are engaged in research, scholarship and creative activities. Students present their findings through poster or visual and oral or performing arts presentations, and represent all disciplines, all colleges, and all campuses of FAU.

Students engaged in undergraduate research and scholarly activity presented their findings either through poster/visual arts presentation or an oral/performing arts presentation. 

The Harriet Wilkes Honors College was well represented with four student oral presentations and seven student poster presentations.

Congratulations to the following Honors College students recognized for their work:

Poster Presentation Winners
Category: Cross Disciplinary Projects
Second Place: Christopher Tepetitlan, Tracey Tobkin Project Title: “The State of Hummingbirds: The Wingbeats the World Should Know”
FAU Mentor: Dorotha Lemeh
College: Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
(pictured above)

Category: Music, Art, Literature, Theater, History & Philosophy
Second Place: Jessica Cassandra Young Project Title: “Strange Frequencies: Development of a Post-Human Narrative”
FAU Mentor: Rachel Luria
College: Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Oral Presentation Winners
Category: Behavioral, Educational & Social Sciences I
Second Place: Cassidy Brydon, Aubrey Jones and Liza Lanzon Project Title: “Online or Offline: Expressive Writing Administration Preferences for Non-Treatment-Seeking College Students”
FAU Mentor: Laura Vernon
College: Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Category: Engineering I
First Place: Genevieve Kunkel and Rosa Walls Project Title: “Carbon Dioxide and Ethanolamine Injection for Enhanced Oil Recovery”
FAU Mentor: Myeongsub Kim
College: College of Engineering and Computer Science/ Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

2019 Florida Atlantic Undergraduate Research Journal
Several Honors College graduates and undergraduates were also published in the recently released 2019 Florida Atlantic Undergraduate Research Journal.

Yoga as an Adjunct Therapy Through the Lens of Positive Psychology Theory and Neuroscience
Haylee F. Trulson, Graduate & Laura Vernon 

Effects of Mission Trip Participation on Social Justice Attitudes and Behaviors
Courtney Noya, Graduate & Laura Vernon

Imagen y simbología de la mujer fragmentada en Pablo Neruda’s Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada
Jazly Pizzuti, Graduate & Carmen Cañete Quesada

Triple Marginalization in Antes que anochezca (1992): Contextualizing Reinaldo Arenasas Memoires before and after the 1959 Cuban Revolution
Alyssa Payne, Undergraduate & Carmen Cañete Quesada

Reyita as a Symbol of Cuba: The Role of Afro-Cuban Women in Daisy Rubiera Castillo’s Testimonial Novel Supriya Gudi, Undergraduate & Carmen Cañete-Quesada

The Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that is published annually. The FAURJ is published online and in print by OURI's student club, the Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (C.S.I.). Its missions are to showcase high quality undergraduate research in all fields, supply students with an idea of the standard of research, and promote inquiry-based activities at FAU.