2018 URSA Scholars Week - March 26 - 29

Scholars Week 2018 abstract submissions are due Monday February 19, 2018 at 5 p.m.

If you would like to present a poster, paper or other creative work, click here to submit an application. Be sure to check the website regularly for updates and announcements on 2018 Scholars Week. We hope to see you there!

Thanks to all the students and faculty mentors who helped make Scholars Week 2017 a success!

Click here to download the 2017 Scholars Week program, which contains a full schedule of events and abstracts of each presentation.

2017-2018 URSA Small Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017-18 URSA Small Grant Recipients! We wish you success on your upcoming research endeavors. To learn more about the URSA Small Grant Program and how to apply, click here.

Dr. Jason Aimone - Department of Economics
Project Title: Volunteering and Its Effects on Altruistic Behavior

Dr. Kenny Befus - Department of Geosciences
Project Title: H2O and CO2 contents of the Lava Creek Tuff: Yellowstone Caldera’s most recent super eruption

Dr. Erik Blair - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project Title: Numerical Modeling of Molecular Computing Devices

Dr. Paul Fillmore - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Project Title: MrAnats: Magnetic Resonance based Adaptive NeuroAnatomy Teaching Software

Dr. Deirdre Fulton - Department of Religion
Project Title: Excavating the Kenyon Collection

Dr. LesLee Funderburk - Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Project Title: Exploring the Relationship Between Food Insecurity, Diet Quality and Weight Status among Private University Students

Dr. Karol Hardin - Department of Modern Foreign Languages
Project Title: Development of a Bilingual Physician Track in Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Bill Hockaday - Department of Geosciences
Project Title: Relationships between kerogen structure, mineralogy, thermal maturity and oil quality

Dr. David Kahle - Department of Statistical Science
Project Title: Applied Algebraic Statistics through R: Applications of LattE and 4ti2

Dr. Elise King - Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Project Title: Digital Floor Plan Database: A New Method for Analyzing Architecturey

Dr. Beth Lanning - Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
Project Title: Through the eyes of Brazilian youth: Using photovoice to understand barriers to quality of life

Dr. Howard Lee - Department of Physics
Project Title: Advanced optics in Epsilon near zero tunable meta-surfaces

Dr. Sunghwan Lee - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Project Title: Channel/dielectric Interface Engineering and the Threshold Voltage in Amorphous InZnO based Oxide Thin Film Transistors

Dr. Melanie J. Sekeres - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Project Title: The effects of chronic mild stress, and environmental enrichment on cognition and hippocampal physiology and neurogenesis

Dr. Michael Scullin - Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Project Title: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on the Manifestation of Prejudice

Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title: Investigation of the enzyme mediated release of the anticancer effector agent combretastatin A-4 from its bioreductive prodrug