Six undergraduate researchers were recognized for their research projects and communication skills at the Texas Student Research Showdown on Nov. 15, 2016. A live audience, including a panel of faculty and student judges, heard six-minute presentations on topics including oil spill cleanup, engagement with the arts, and language processing in children. The six finalists qualified for the event with creative, attention-grabbing videos that were voted on by the student body.
Check out past finalists here.
Petroleum engineering sophomore
Karan has created a separation device that has the potential to control an oil spill in the subsea environment.
Visual arts studies senior and Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-grad intern
Julia designed, implemented, and studied the engagement of an audio walk in an art museum.
Economics junior and Environment & Sustainability Bridging Disciplines Programs student
Through her research, Joy makes recommendations for future agricultural decisions in order to combat hunger and the effects of climate change.
Neuroscience senior and Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-grad intern
Keun-woo explored differences in neural activation during a language task correlated with phonological awareness for children of low and high socioeconomic status.
Physics and philosophy senior
Nathan has sought to optimize scanning tunneling microscope and atomic force microscope systems for measurements in low temperature, vacuum environments.
Mechanical engineering senior
Majd’s research is about developing a friendly haptic user interface to give users a real nanofabrication experience.