The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Symposium Coordinator George T. Barthalmus takes a moment to thank everyone for attending and the sponsors for their support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Main room panoramic shot.

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Nathan Vish, a senior in mathematics from Appalachian State, registers at the front desk early in the morning and receives his nametag and Abstract book.

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Tiffany Sikes, a freshman in engineering from N.C. State, registers at the front desk.

 

 

 

           

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Danielle McLaurin, a senior in animal science from N.C. State, looks at the posters in the morning before presentations begin. "It'll be fun, I think," said McLaurin about presenting her own research.

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Daniel Corum, a senior in biological sciences from N.C. State, looks over the posters while they are being set up in the morning. "I'm just absorbing it all" said Corum.

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Lisa Bond, a junior in biology from UNC, sets up her posters and makes sure everything is good to go before presentations begin.

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Chris Vo, a junior in biology from ECU, starts his morning with some coffee. "It's too early," said Vo, who added "I don't even drink coffee."

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Myra Scibetta of UNC-Greensboro opens the day’s events with a modern dance routine.

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Kyla Ruth Stone from ECU performs a dance routine to open the day’s events.

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Jonathan Carter of

Appalachian State's Hayes School of Music presents his original composition, entitled "Lethargic Fervor" before it is performed by the Liberace Quartet.

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Appalachian State's Liberace Quartet performs original compositions by Jonathan Carter of Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Brian Bonsteel, a music student from ECU, gives a presentation about the evolution of music in video games before playing a few compositions of his own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Michael Correll of UNC-Pembroke displays and talks about his artwork, consisting mostly of handmade ceramics.

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Jeffrey Adams of UNC-Pembroke displays his ceramics and figure drawings before fielding questions from the audience about his technique, etc.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Paul Marek, a student from ECU, listens intently as Ryan Davis, a senior in physics from N.C. Central explains his research regarding the examination of semiconductors for impurities. "It is kind of a mix of physics and engineering," said Davis.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Weston Smith, a presenter from UNC, explains his research regarding fecal coliforms and the impact they have on the immune response of oysters.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Nathan Emery, a student from Duke University, explains his research about patterns of plant species diversity to a professor from another university.

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Michael Everhart and James Sibbett, both students from UNC-Pembroke, discuss Everhart's research on LCD photography in small college observatories.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Ryan Daniels, a sophomore in music performance from UNC-Greensboro, explains his research on music perception in primates. "A musical language preceeds the spoken language" said Daniels, who was visibily excited about his research.

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Charles D'Andres, a freshman in computer science from N.C. State, discusses his research with Chris Taylor, a post-doctoral student at N.C. State. D'Andres' research was on impoving Applets for sampling distributions.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Eve Powell, a computer science student from UNC-Charlotte, discusses her research on developing video games to teach computer science.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Nathan Vish, a senior in mathematics from Appalachian State, listens intently as N.C. State's Anthony Dixon explains his research on falling spheres in non-Newtonian fluids.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Kimber Sikes, a freshman in biology from N.C. State, explains her research about membrane receptors to Joshua Hood, a freshman in biology from Nash Community College.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Kaitlin Mclean, a senior in biology from Salem College, explains her findings on population densities of certain cacti in Mexico, to Luke Duggins, a senior in biology from UNC-Greensboro. When asked about the symposium, Duggins said "I think it's great actually. It's good for the state and the education system of North Carolina."

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Samuel Hume, a senior from N.C. State, listens intently as Sarah Oraby, a junior in biomedical eningeering and fellow N.C. State student, disusses her research about the characterization of a film-based photoresist for micromolding. "I learned a lot about the way fluids work and viscosity" said Oraby.

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Lauren Lorincz speaks about the birth of the Scottish Nation.

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Two UNC-Charlotte students sit in a corner and put the finishing touches on their multimedia presentation regarding the positive learning possibilities of video games. Michael Thelen of N.C. State reads a research magazine in the background, enjoying a short break from discussion.

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Michael Thelen, a student from N.C. State, presents his research, which is a statistical analysis and criticism of the BCS system in college football.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Lori Downen, a senior in nuclear engineering from N.C. State, takes down her poster at the end of the first poster session.

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Sam Munilla, a senior in computer science from N.C. State, sets up his poster after the first poster session. "I think they're doing a lot better than the other schools" said Munilla about his fellow researchers from N.C. State.

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

David Shafer, Assistant Dead of the Graduate School at N.C. State, gives a presentation including tips on how to apply to and raise money for graduate school during the lunchbox sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

N.C. State's own Anita Flick gives listeners some tips on applying to medical school.

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Two Wake Forest students get comfortable while they listen to tips on applying to medical school from Anita Flick.

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Jorge Lopez, a sophomore in mathematics ad philosophy from Mars Hill, enjoys a complimentary lunch during the short break in the middle of the day. "I've seen one [presentation] on video game style, and lacrosse vs. Hinduism" said Lopez.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Symposium attendees enjoy an assortment of foods to close the day's events.

 

 

 

The State of NC Undergraduate Research Symposium

 

Dr. Michael Bassman, Asst. Vice Chancellor at ECU, and Kendra Harris of ECU, coordinators of the new EXPLORATIONS journal.

 

 

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