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.
Watch the final presentations from the 2016 Texas Student Research Showdown.
- 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.