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Honors Thesis Forum and Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)

Honors Thesis Forum, November 19-20, 2020 and The 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and Honors Thesis Forum April 21-23, 2021.

Details and poster deadline TBA.

2020 URC Poster Awards:

The Honors College, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Scott Emerson Health Innovation Award Committee are proud to announce this year’s Virtual Undergraduate Research Conference Poster Prize Awards:


Scott Emerson Health Innovation Award - $2000

Renya Maku, Claire Randall, Paige Clevenger and Alicia Puig, Biology
Paper Microfluidics: Cheap, Quick and Easy Platform for Point-of-Care Diagnostics


General Awards:

1st Prize - $500
Santiago Segovia, Cheyenne Peña, Jesus Morales, Charlie Theodosis, and Diana Chavez, Health and Human Performance
Bexar County Priority Health Needs Assessment

2nd prize - $250

Shivesh Jadon, Computer Science
Detecting Exercise and Calories Burned Using Human Pose Estimation

3rd prize - $150
Cody Rodriguez, Biochemistry

Investigating Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Zebrafish (Danio Rerio)

4th prize-tie-$100
Anja Senn and Brittney Heibel, Agriculture
Consumer Knowledge of Food Safety Policy and Factors Affecting Their Produce and Dairy Purchases in Texas

4th prize-tie-$100

Shelby Williamson, Caleb Ake, Diego Bocanegra and Sara Silva, Health and Human Performance
Hidalgo County Social & Epidemiological Needs

Honorable Mention
Samuel Greer, Tan Li and Kenneth Skidmore, Computer Information Systems
A Taxonomy of Hurricane Paths in the Gulf Coast

Honorable Mention
Mary Jurek, Hannah Seavey, and Meredith Guidry, Health and Human Performance
The Effects of Slow Deep Breathing on Measures of Microvascular and Autonomic Function in an Irritable Bowel Syndrome Population

Honorable Mention
Shahad Abdulsahib, Biochemistry 
Molecular Determinants of Immunogenic Cell Death Elicited by Nanoparticle-Mediated Dual Chemo- and Photothermal Therapy

2020 URC Poster Session