Congratulations to the Spring 2016 Research Forum Winners!

Award Winners. Photo courtesy of Sophia Phan
Mar. 15, 2016

Congratulations to the Outstanding Presentation Award winners from the Spring 2016 Undergradaute Research Forum! 

Interdisciplinary Podium Session I

  • 1st: Sukh Sandhu, School of life Sciences, Dysregulation of DNA Methyltransferase (DNMT)-1 and DNMT-3 in Oral Cancers, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Karl Kingsley, School of Dental Medicine
  • 2nd: Armon Latifi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Effective Power Management of Harvested Power on Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Venkatesan Muthukumar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Interdisciplinary Podium Session II

  • 1st: Daniel Waqar, Department of History, Assessing Historic Understandings of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A History of Violence and Power in Hebron, the Israeli-Occupied West Bank, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. John Curry, Department of History
  • 2nd: Francesca Romanyshyn, Department of History, Social and Cultural Conflicts within the Fort Mojave Indian Boarding School, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Miriam Melton-Villanueva, Department of History

Engineering, Health, and Science Poster Session I

  • 1st: Austin Ross, Department of Computer Science, TEDetection: Detecting Novel Transposable Element Insertions in Cancer Genomes, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Mira Han, School of Life Sciences
  • 2nd: Elizabeth Park, Interdisciplinary Degree Programs, Looking for Statistical Association between MicroRNA and Transposable Element Expression, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Mira Han, School of Life Sciences

Engineering, Health, and Science Poster Session II

  • 1st: Pascal D. Nilson-Dimarco, School of Life Sciences, Building a Nutrigenetic Database to Enable Genetically-Designed Diets, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Martin R Schiller, School of Life Sciences
  • 2nd: Delani Denton, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, Football Fundraising: A Look into Potential Areas of Focus for Future Program Development, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Tony Terrell, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Business, Liberal Arts, and Urban Affairs Poster Session

  • 1st: Nitzan Barlev, Chloe Bender, Shay’la Liller, and Alexis Navarro, Department of Anthropology, A Different Kind of Desert, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Levent Atici, Department of Anthropology
  • 2nd: Trevor Pollom, Kodi Ballew, Trina Guarino, and Carlos Lucero, Department of Anthropology, UNLV and the E-Book Revolution, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Levent Atici, Department of Anthropology

Business and Liberal Arts Poster Session

  • 1st: Katelyn O’Hara and Kristian Que, Department of Economics, Presidential Assassination Attempt, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Djeto Assane, Department of Economics
  • 2nd: Ryan Francis, Andrew Ortiz, Lauren Ender, and Kenny Green, Department of Psychology, Predicting Preference: A Computational Model For Decision Making Behavior, 

Fine Arts and Liberal Arts Poster Session

  • 1st: Carrieann Cahall, Department of Film and Department of English, Montage as Language, Faculty Research Mentor: Prof. Jason Edmiston, Department of Film
  • 2nd (tie): Kendall Lyons and Jessica Jensen, Department of Psychology, Auditory Beat and Meter Perception in Children, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Erin E. Hannon, Department of Psychology
  • 2nd (tie): Gabriel Zimmerman, Kayla Story, Michael Pickard, and Jared Miles, Department of Anthropology, Prospective Depletion Rate of Water in Lake Mead and Recommended Revitalization Efforts, Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Levent Atici, Department of Anthropology