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Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium

Annual Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium

The 20th Annual Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium was held on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. Open to all UMass Lowell undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, 53 student research and community engagement projects were showcased as part of the judged poster presentation competition and over 100 posters representing nearly 30 departments were exhibited during the open poster session/reception. Students participating in the judged poster presentation were allotted 3 minutes to present their research or community engagement project to a panel of judges comprising industry experts, UML alumni, and members of the UML extended community. Judging was based on a rubric that evaluated the presenter’s oral presentation as well as the poster organization, content, appearance and clarity.

Congratulations to the 2017 Poster Presentation Winners:

College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Tyler McMillan: The EcoSonic Playground
  • Selena L. Tran: The Western Lowland Gorilla: Behaviors Observed in Captivity
  • Nicholas Zylkuski: Executive Function, Theory of Mind, and Risk Taking in College-Aged Males with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Francis College of Engineering:

  • Jonathan Aguilar: Direct Measurements of Ammonia Storage on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems Using Radio Frequency Methods
  • Tina Dardeno: Model Mapping, Strain Expansion, and Damage Detection as a Methodology for Monitoring Femoral Implant Insertion during Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Dagny Joffre: Underwater Localization Enhancement Using Acoustic Bragg Scattering

Kennedy College of Sciences

  • Lauren Jendrock: Nuclear Forensics: The Trinity Case
  • Rachel Master: Regulation of Stomodeum Size: Coordinating Brain and Jaw Evolution
  • Fjodor Merkuri: Investigating Defective Splicing as the Cause of Nager Syndrome

Manning School of Business

  • Rekha Balan, Neha Ajgaonkar, Vishwasini Vageesh, Bing Wu: Missed Medical Appointments (No-Show)

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences

  • Lauren N. Keisling, Michaela M. Parrington, Michael A. Doyle, Anna M. Sampson, Sherif G. Mehdi, Connor P. Stuart: Examining the Nature of Learning Difficulties in Children Through Eye-Tracking Technology
  • Lekha Shrestha: Role of High Fat Diet in Immune Tolerance During Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Poster Session was combined with a public reception that was attended by UMass Lowell students, faculty, staff, and members of the extended UMass Lowell community. Posters session attendees were encouraged to vote for their “Fan Favorite”.

Congratulations to the 2017 Fan Favorite Winners:

College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Maria Camila Borrero: Using Children’s Drawings to Probe Beliefs about Children in Foster Care

Graduate School of Education

  • Jill Ramey: Evaluating the Counseling Component of a Wraparound Special Education Program

Kennedy College of Sciences

  • Alexandra Collias: Muscle Fascicle Length Change in the Rat Medial Gastrocnemius During Treadmill Locomotion across Gaits and Slopes
  • Rachel Master: Regulation of Stomodeum Size: Coordinating Brain and Jaw Evolution

We extend our sincere thanks to our volunteer judges and faculty project advisors who helped make this event a tremendous success:

For information about the 2017 Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium:

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SAVE THE DATE

We are pleased to announce that the 21st Annual Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Check back for details!


Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium

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