Sixth Annual Fall 2011 Undergraduate Research Conference
The sixth annual URC was held Thursday and Friday, December 1-2, in the Lyndon B. Johnson Student Center, rooms 3-9.1 and 3-14.1.
Winners of The 2011 URC Poster Competetion:
Travis Kolinek (pictured far-left): Preliminary Characterization of Cell-free Supernatants from Bifidobacterium longum with Bioactivity Towards enterocytic Fasting Induced Adipocyte Factor (FIAF) in Vitro.
School: Family and Consumer Sciences
Advisors: Dr. Vatsala Maitin
Other Authors: Priscilla Pham, Reese Cotton, Dr. Dhiraj A Vattem,
Saul Villarreal (pictured middle): Modeling, Analysis and Integration of Distributed Energy Systems in Semiconductor Wafer Fabs
Adam Contreras (pictured far-right): Measuring Water-Borne Cortisol in Sailfin Mollies: Is the Process Stressful, Can the Stress Levels be Minimized and is Cortisol Correlated with Sex Steroids?
Advisor: Dr. Caitlin R. Gabor Second Reader: Dr. Andrea Asbury
The keynote speaker for the 2011 URC was be Dr. Bob McLean from Texas State University's Department of Biology. His keynote address is titled "Investigating Adherent Bacteria on Earth and in Space".
The 2011 oral presentation schedule and abstracts are available here.
The 2011 Poster Presentation abstracts are available here.
Fifth Annual URC 2010
The URC 2010 was held Thursday and Friday, December 2-3, 2010, in the Lyndon B. Johnson Student Center, rooms 3-9.1 and 3-14.1.
The keynote speaker for the 2010 URC was Professor Jason Reed from Texas State University's Department of Photography. His keynote address was titled "Borderland Collective: Research to Create Change".
Professor Jason Reed, director of the social art project Borderland Collective, used his personal work as a model of research that has a basis in personal passion, high ideals, necessary utility, and social sustainability. With the desire to create social and cultural change through his research Professor Reed founded Borderland Collective in 2008. Using diverse creative mediums such as photography and creative writing, Reed and his colleagues facilitate collaborative storytelling between artists, teachers, youth and families living in the US/Mexico borderland region, exhibit and publish the results of their collaborations, and preserve the work in an archive that puts forward an alternative history of our time driven by everyday voicesn alternative history of our time driven by everyday voices.
The 2010 oral presentation schedule and abstracts are available here.
The 2010 Poster Presentation abstracts are available here.