|Name||Year||Major||Poster Title||Award Sponsor|
|Jacqueline Welday||Senior||Neuroscience||Regulation of c9orf72 FTD/ALS pathology by Ubiquilin-2||The Program in Biology|
|Anati Azhar||Junior||Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology||Visualizing Spatial and Temporal Expression Patterns of microRNAs in Drosophila Melanogaster||The Program in Biology|
|Anna Argento||Junior||Biophysics||Role of the Extracellular Matrix in High-Grade Glioma Self-Organization||The Department of Physics|
|Camille Phaneuf||Senior||Neuroscience and Cognitive Science||The Need for TLC (Tender Loving Cellphone)||The Weinberg Institute of Cognitive Science|
|Sarah VanDiepenbos||Senior||Cellular and Molecular Biology||Heterochromatin Anchoring and Male Rescue in the hpl-1;hpl-2 Double Mutants of C. elegans||Rackham Graduate School|
|Jessica Jana||Senior||Chemical Engineering||Detecting Ferroptotic Death in Lung Cancer Cells||Central Student Government|
|Sanika Kulkarni||Senior||Biospychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience||Children’s Inferences about Digital Tracking as a Result of Ingroup and Outgroup Differentiation||The Department of Psychology|
|Michael Petterson||Sophomore||Chemistry||Exploring Student Mechanistic Reasoning in Organic Chemistry Through Alchemie||The Department of Chemistry|
|Noor Ghali||Senior||Biomolecular Science||Rare Pathogenic Variants Uncover a Critical Role for Histone H2A Mono-Ubiquitination in Neurodevelopment||The LSA Honors Program|
|Vinayak Ahluwalia||Junior||Computer Science||Stochastic Optimization Algorithms for Robust Medical Decision-Making||Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society|
2019 honorable mentions
|Lauren Hirth||Senior||Biomedical Engineering||Fire and Burn Risk Associated with Fiberoptic Cords|
|Theodore Endresen||Senior||Industrial and Operations Engineering||Using Integer Programming to Build Block Schedules for Medical Residents|
|Gillian Rubenstein||Sophomore||Gender and Health||Testosterone Induced Changes to the Rete Ovarii in Adult Female Mice|
|Kiana Sadri||Sophomore||Biomedical Engineering||Dysfunctional High Density Protein Lipoprotein and Exaggerated Heart Disease Risk in Kidney Disease|
|Kaitlin McKernan||Senior||Biochemistry||TLR4 Mediates Inflammatory Responses to Diet-Induced Obesity and Free Fatty Acid Release in Adipose Tissue|
|Eli Tukel||Senior||Biology||Inhibition of Bcl-2 Family Proteins as a Cancer Therapeutic|
|Sari Grossman||Junior||Biochemistry||Mutagenesis of Key Histidine Residues of Bacterial Cytochrome P450 for Mechanistic Insights on the Epoxidation Step within an Iterative C-H Functionalization Pathway|
|Colleen Hadley||Junior||Cellular and Molecular Biology||Effect of HDAC6 Inhibition on Energy Homeostasis|
|Nicole Smith||Senior||Anthropology||Fragmented Realities: The Materiality and Memory of Child Migrants|
|Signal Processing for the Detection, Localization, and Classification of Transient Sounds and Material Properties|
The 2019 installment of the Undergraduate Research Symposium was an absolute success thanks to the tireless efforts of our presenters, judges, and volunteers along with the enthusiasm of our attendees! Our presenters, judges, and volunteers will soon receive an exit survey and the 10 travel award winners will be announced within the next week or two.
In order to showcase the diverse research conducted by undergraduate students at the University of Michigan, we are hosting the Michigan Undergraduate Research Symposium. This single-day event will create a new forum in which student researchers from all disciplines can present their research. The symposium will be held on April 5, 2019 in the University of Michigan Chemistry Building Atrium. Selected presenters will be awarded a travel grant to present their research at a larger research conference. Students interested in presenting can submit an abstract through the link below, as well as RSVP for optional abstract and poster workshops that will be held for free in the weeks leading up to the Symposium. Please reach out to URSfirstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- What: An opportunity for undergraduate researchers to…
- Showcase their work to peers and faculty members through poster presentations
- Attend workshops for writing abstracts and preparing posters
- Win travel awards that support costs associated with attending research conferences
- Who: Open to all undergraduates who are involved in research (on-campus or off-campus)
- When: April 5th, 2019. We will have several presentation sessions from 11 am to 4 pm
- Where: Chemistry Building Atrium on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus
- Abstract Workshop: February 16th, 11:00-11:45, 1437 Mason Hall – View Slides
- Poster Workshop: March 10th, 2:00-2:45, 1469 Mason Hall – View Slides
- Poster Workshop: March 23rd, 2:00-2:45, Central Campus 1469 Mason Hall – View Slides
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have already submitted an abstract, but some of the details have changed. Is there a way I can update what I sent in?
A: Please send your updated abstract to URS-Committee@umich.edu and include your name and poster title. We recognize a lot of projects are in flux at this point in the semester.
Q: What are the requirements for the posters?
A: The poster boards provided are 40″x48″. Printing services at the Fishbowl on Central Campus and the Duderstadt on North Campus are useful resources. Posters will be judged based on research overview, innovation, and communication. Please, do not feel pressured to design your poster based on judging, however. We want the symposium to be a place where all presenters are comfortable presenting their research.
Q: Is this the UROP symposium? Should I sign up as a UROP student?
A: The UR Symposium is not the UROP symposium. UROP students will need to present at the Program’s own poster session. That being said, we do not want to exclude any student from presenting. If you feel that your UROP project will be ready to present by April 5, and your peer advisor and project supervisor approve, you are welcome to sign up and present.
Q: I have an exam or other event that I can’t miss on April 5. Is there a way I can present at a time that avoids this conflict?
A: Presenters will be able to select a one-hour time block that works best for them between 11:00AM-4:00PM. If your schedule changes and you will not be able to attend during the time you signed up for, please contact URS-Committee@umich.edu.
Q: What is the recommended attire for the event?
A: We suggest that, as a presenter, you should wear business professional attire.
Q: Does this symposium meet the public presentation requirements for an honors thesis?
A: The UR Symposium most likely does meet the public presentation requirement. Please be sure to confirm that it does with your department coordinator.
The UR Symposium Committee
The UR Symposium was created by a group of dedicated Perch Education members interested in organizing an annual research symposium for all undergraduate students.
This symposium would not be possible without the support from the following departments, institutions, and businesses.