The Finals: 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest

April 28, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Contest:

  1. Sheridan Helen Cavalier: Abnormal Synaptic Protein Expression in the VPA-Rat Model of Autism Following Fear Extension Training (faculty advisor: Dr. Christa McIntyre)
  2. Anthony Quang Dao: Cell-permeable and Nuclear-targeting Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles (faculty advisor: Jie Zhang)
  3. Hans Chiwuike Ajieren: Insertion Devices for Self-Coiling Implants (faculty advisor: Walter Voit)

Winners were chosen from a field of 18 finalists by nine industry judges:

  • Claire Aldridge of Remeditex
  • David Brown of Baylor Heart Hospital
  • Steve Coutoumanos of Dell
  • Souvik Das of Capital One Auto Finance
  • Todd Edwards of Raytheon IIS
  • John Ellis of NEC
  • Craig Lee of AT&T Foundry
  • Rod Naphan of Fujitsu
  • Sha-Chelle Devlin Manning of Pioneer Natural Resources

All of the poster contest participants were part of a record-breaking number to receive an Undergraduate Research Grant in the Fall of 2015.  This is an annual competition, so if you would like to be considered for a grant, applications for 2016-2017 will be accepted from August 22 – September 28, 2016.

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This year’s winners: From left- Hans Ajieren, Sheridan Cavalier, and Anthony Dao

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 Megan Zerez shows fellow finalists Yobouesseth Okou and Jordan Riddell her findings on Exploring the Evolvability of an Ancient, highly conserved Circadian clock in a non-circadian organism.

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A student observes Anthony Daq’s poster on Cell-permeable and Nuclear-targeting Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles.

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Daniel Lambert poses next to his poster Real-Time Gait Phase Detection for High-Performance Above Knee Powered Prostheses.

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Industry judge Claire Aldridge listens to Ali Tejani explain his poster Ethnomedicine of the Maleku People of Northern Costa Rica.

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Karthik Hullahalli and his poster Restarting the Broken CRISPR Immune System of Enterococcus faecalis.

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Shivam Patel and Alex Gemsheim waiting for the winner announcements.

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Sheridan Cavalier poses next to her award-winning research poster on Abnormal Synaptic Protein Expression in the VPA-Rat Model of Autism Following Fear Extinction Training.


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