Undergraduate Research Conference 2021

Honors College

Award CategoryAward WinnerProject TitleFaculty Advisor
Arts & HumanitiesRebecca JurasitsDido’s Lament 2.0Dr. Jay Grymes
InterdisciplinaryJosephine JustinFood Waste Prevention and Management Among UNC Charlotte StudentsDr. Mary Jo McGowan
STEMEnosh IshmanIdentifying Collateral Sensitivity Networks and Associated Genetic Markers in Burkholderia SpeciesDr. Todd Steck

Disciplinary Theme Winners

Award CategoryAward Winner(s)Project TitleFaculty Advisor
Arts & Design – Oral AwardDante Gil RivasA Photocatalytic Facade For Air Pollution MitigationDr. Kyoung-Hee Kim
Business & Economics – Oral AwardAmogh BandekarGenetics, Childhood Socioeconomic Status, and Health Insurance: Why Smoke?Dr. Lisa Schulkind
Business & Economics – Poster AwardLevar FredericksThe Power of Affordable and Clean EnergyDr. Erik Jon Byker
Education & Communication – Oral AwardKara Richardson & Sharmily AmbroiseEvaluating the Impact of Working in an Online Environment on the Communication Consultant ExperienceDr. Heather Bastian
Education & Communication – Poster AwardZoe Zielgler, Brenda Morales, Faith FraymanReflections on Teacher Efficacy and Professional Development: Interviews from Teachers, Professors, and StaffDr. Scott Gartlan
Health Sciences – Oral AwardSarai Guerrero OrdonezCalls to Action via Twitter: A Qualitative Study of Tweets Following the 2019 UNC Charlotte ShootingDr. Jessamyn Bowling
Health Sciences – Poster AwardAshley JonesA Qualitative Assessment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education and Health Literacy in Rural North East North CarolinaDr. Brian Ring
Humanities – Oral AwardChloe NicolaLa Raza in VietnamDr. John Cox
Humanities – Poster AwardRachel CrislerThe Role of Women in Science and Technology of the 19th Century: Alicia Catherine Mant and Her CohortDr. Alan Rauch
Mathematics & Computer Science – Oral AwardMai NguyenAssessing Risk Factors for the Incubation Period of COVID-19Dr. Qingning Zhou
Mathematics & Computer Science – Poster AwardDominick ReillyEvaluating Provably Private Obfuscations for Eye and Face ImagesDr. Liyue Fan
Science, Technology, & Engineering – Oral AwardDoaha AwadExploring the Immunostimulation of Hybrid Cube NanoparticlesDr. Kirill Afonin
Science, Technology, & Engineering – Poster AwardBrianna Dickens – TIEPro-Angiogenic Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Subtypes and Breast Cancer ProgressionDr. Didier Dréau
Science, Technology, & Engineering – Poster AwardGiovanni Bizzarro & Johnathan Moore – TIESynthesis and Reactivity of Benzodiazepine-Palladium(II) Complexes with Potential Anti-Cancer ActivityDr. Daniel Rabinovich
Social Science – Oral AwardNiyathi Sulkunte, Marviene Fulton & Sarosh AhmadTask Goals Constrain Interpersonal Coordination: Evidence from the Alignment of Speech in DialoguesDr. Alexia Galati
Social Science – Poster AwardClaire PatrickUnderstanding Food Insecurity Among Charlotte-Mecklenburg Residents During the COVID-19 PandemicDr. Nicole Peterson

Community Engaged Research Award

Award WinnerProject TitleFaculty Advisor
Quinton FrederickCommunity and the Built Environment: The Physical and Social Consequences of Gentrification in Charlotte’s Lockwood NeighborhoodDr. Nicole Peterson

Sustainability Award

Award WinnerProject TitleFaculty Advisor
Aashiana PatelMacrobenthos Communities in Natural and Restored SaltmarshesDr. Paola López-Duarte

Mu Chapter PBD Global Focused Research Award

Award WinnerProject TitleFaculty Advisor(s)
Meredith RoddenRebel Human Rights Abuses: Al-Shabaab in SomaliaDr. James Walsh and Dr. Beth Whitaker

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Award

Award CategoryAward WinnerProject TitleFaculty Advisor
Oral AwardJordan ByersSexual Violence and Ethnic ConflictDr. Beth Whitaker
Poster AwardCarson GroulxRacial Bias in Traffic Stops: The City of CharlotteDr. Anthony Fernandes

Biological Sciences Award

Award CategoryAward WinnerProject TitleFaculty Advisor
Oral Presentation 1st placeRachel SielatyBioflavonoid Induced Oxidative Stress as reported by DHEDr. Christine Richardson
Oral Presentation Honorable MentionLizbeth SaaUnderstanding the Role of Farnesylation on Ydj1 FunctionDr. Andrew Truman
Poster Presentation 1st placeKathryn BrinegarFeeding and Habitat Use of Marsh-Dependent FishDr. Paola López-Duarte
Poster Presentation Honorable MentionCourtney ShraderUnderstanding the Role and Regulation of Ydj1 AcetylationDr. Andrew Truman
Poster Presentation Honorable MentionRebecca LuceroComparison of Arthropod Biodiversity Within Different Locations in Reference and Restored MarshesDr. Paola López-Duarte