The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) held its Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium on Dec. 9, 2022, featuring 212 undergraduate researchers who presented 144 co-/authored research projects in different formats, reflecting different research stages.
This semester, 27 high school student co-authors presented with UNLV undergraduate research mentors. These students participated in OUR's newly launched OUR Research Education Program (REP) for High School Students. The program targets high school juniors and seniors interested in any areas of research and aims to engage them in scholarly discussions in collaboration with undergraduate mentors.
OUR’s triannual, professional, and judged symposia aim to showcase the impactful research undergraduates conduct at UNLV. OUR defines research in the broadest, most inclusive, transdisciplinary, and collaborative sense to bridge the gap between content learning and discovery learning.
The winners for each presentation format and academic discipline include:
- Best Poster Talk Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Janelle Ferraris, Karina Carrillo-Juarez, Alexandra Caballero, Melanie Reed, & Christopher Kearney, Ph.D., Correlational Analysis Between Poor Self-Esteem and Selective Mutism
- Best Lightning Talk Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Ryder Hankins and Kim Nehls, Ph.D., How TikTok has Changed the Marketing Game
- Best Podium Talk Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Katherine Conklin and Gwen Marchand, Ph.D., Pre-Service Secondary Education Teachers’ Beliefs on Social and Emotional Learning and Student Mental Health: Analysis and Results
- Best Poster Presentation Award in Health and Natural Sciences and Engineering
- Chrystal Nelson and Dong-Chan Lee, Ph.D., Controlling Electronic and Gelation Properties of Donor-Acceptor-Donor Solid State Emitters
- Best Lightning Talk Presentation Award in Health and Natural Sciences and Engineering
- Tiffany Familara, Hayley Baker, Anthony Harrington, Ph.D., Ching-Lan Chang, Edwin Oh, Ph.D., and Van Vo, Ph.D., Influenza and Wastewater Surveillance
- Best Podium Presentation Award in Health & Natural Sciences & Engineering
- Brandon Agcopra, Ted Hoen, Stephen Rowland, Ph.D., Are the Coral Biostromes in the Carboniferous-Permian Bird Spring Formation a Biological Response to Sea-level Oscillations?