Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Virtual summer research symposium July 1

Featuring 18 undergraduate students who have been working on 13 research projects this summer, the MSU Texas Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Summer Workshop will be July 1 beginning at 9 a.m., all online, hosted by foragerone.com. 

It will be accessible at  https://symposium.foragerone.com/msuugrow

 9 a.m. — Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Magaly Rincón-Zachary, director of Undergraduate Research

9:10 a.m. — Keynote by Marcy Brown Marsden, Dean of the McCoy College of Science, Mathematics, Science and Engineering

9:45 -10:05 a.m. — Ravishka Rathnasuriya: Multi-GPU Programming Pros and Cons. A Case Study, Mentor: Eduardo Colmenares, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, computer science

10:10 - 10:30 a.m. — Sharome Burton: Improving a GPU Fast Fourier Transform Performance Through The use of Visual Profilers.  Mentor: Eduardo Colmenares, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, computer science

10:35 - 10:55 a.m. — Micah-Lyn Scotland, Sarah Gilliland: Creating a Virtual Space, Mentor: Tina Johnson, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, computer science

11:05 - 11:25 a.m. — Aquella Warner: Detecting SND Saturation Attacks using Machine Learning, Mentor: Samer Khamaiseh, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, computer science

11:30 - 11:50 a.m. — Dianna Daniel, Blanca Turner: Utilizing Membrane Protein Chaperone to Prevent Amyloid Plaques and Neurofibrillary Tangle Formation in Alzheimer’s Disease, Mentor: George Liang, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, chemistry

11:55 - 12:15 p.m. — Christopher Alexis, Trevon Antoine: Multiphase Flow Performance in Piping Systems, Mentor: Mahmoud Elsharafi, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, engineering

1 - 1:20 p.m. — Sean Aleman, Germiamah Junkere: Study of the effect of Voltage on a Salt Ion Separator, Mentor: Salim Azzouz, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, engineering

1:25 - 1:45 p.m. Rachel Shipley: Exploring Art through Faith, Mentor: Sally Story, Fain College of Fine Arts, visual arts

1:50 - 2:10 p.m. — Rayna Turnbo: Digital Math Games, Mentor: Dittika Gupta, West College of Education, curriculum and learning

2:15 - 2:35 p.m. — Rowann Remie, Lauren Stancik: The Heat is On: An Exploration of Thermal Metamorphic Rocks in the Wichita Mountains, Mentor: Jonathan Price, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, geosciences

2:45 - 3:05 p.m. — Kishelle Licorish: Market Power in the United States High Fructose Corn Syrup Industry, Mentor: Pablo Garcia-Fuentes, Dillard College of Business Administration, economics

3:10 - 3:30 p.m. — Garret Baughman: Oscillation Effects in Protein Folding, Mentor: Preet Sharma, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, physics

3:35 - 3:55 p.m. — Max Portmann: Quantum Effects in Photosynthesis, Mentor: Preet Sharma, McCoy College of Science, Math and Engineering, physics

The team at foragareone.com, members of Council on Undergraduate Research, assisted the MSU-Texas Undergraduate Research office as the host platform for the Celebration of Scholarship Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum in April. The UGR office will employ the services of foragerone.com, a newly developed online platform designed specifically for hosting both oral and poster research presentations, for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Contact Magaly Rincon-Zachary

magaly.rincon@msutexas.edu

940-397-6275

Office of Undergraduate Research

940-397-6274