Undergraduate awards

The Research Office is pleased to announce the awards for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Winter and/or Spring 2013-14 solicitation.

A total of 43 proposals were submitted to the Research Office. Based on the recommendation of the URISC Advisory Panel, the Vice President for Research awarded 10 proposals totaling $13,452.

The following proposals have been selected for funding:

  • Bulovsky, Hannah [Major: Chemical Engineering, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Stacey Harper, Dept. of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering): “The Impact of Stabilizing Compounds on the Particle Stability, Reactivity, and Toxicity of Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles for Groundwater Remediation”
  • Fuller, Skylar [Major: Biology/International Studies] (Faculty Project Advisor: Jeff Chang, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Characterizing Interactions of Proteins Involved in Cytokinin Biosynthesis”
  • Lawson, Teresa [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Bo Sun, Dept. of Physics, College of Science): “Construction of a Computational Toolbox for Microfluidic Chip Design”
  • Lindbloom, Scott [Major: Manufacturing Engineering] (Faculty Project Advisor: Karl Haapala, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering): “Investigation of the Electrically-Assisted Machining Process”
  • Morozov, Andrey [Major: General Science with a Pre-Dental Option and a minor in Psychology] (Faculty Project Advisor: David Kerr, School of Psychological Science, College of Liberal Arts): “Associations between Relocation and Seasonal Depression in International Students of Oregon State University”
  • O’Connell, Megan [Major: Biology] (Faculty Project Advisor: Andy Jones, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Physiological Variation within Tropical Tree Species in Response to Climate Change”
  • Peterson, Alexandra [Major: Environmental Science, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Barb Lachenbruch, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, College of Forestry): “Effect of Disease on the Specific Growth Rings to which Douglas-Fir Needles are Attached”
  • Schenk, Erin [Major: Food Science and Technology, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Juyun Lim, Dept. of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Effect of Zero-and-Low Calorie Sweeteners on Retronasal Odor Enhancement”
  • Stokes, Jocelyn [Major: Fisheries and Wildlife] (Faculty Project Advisor: Nicole Duplaix, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Sciences): “Behavioral Observation Study on Borean Sun Bears”
  • Ziaie, Navid [Major: Microbiology and BioResource Research, University Honors College] (Faculty Project Advisor: Luiz Bermudez, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine): “Understanding Transmission of Mycobacterium avium through the use of C. elegans

 

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