TUSCALOOSA, AL (03/28/2019)-- Nearly 500 students at The University of Alabama highlighted their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on March 27.
Among the participants and presentations were:
Camille Howarth of Egg Harbor Township, NJ (08234). Presentation: "Perceived vs. Actual Alcohol Use At The University Of Alabama" in the Health Sciences category.
Meredith Lee of Cherry Hill, NJ (08003). Presentation: "Characterization of Magnetorheological Fluids and Thiolated Iron to Prevent Oxidization Of Metal Particles" in the Engineering, Transportation and Energy category.
Daniel Mantoni of United States, NJ (08048). Presentation: "Effect of Organic Molecules on the Electrodeposition of Cobalt for Interconnect Applications" in the Engineering, Transportation and Energy category.
Jonathan Platt of Lumberton, NJ (08048). Presentation: "Miniaturized Helical FM Antenna Using 3D Printed Polymer and Ferrite Core" in the Engineering, Transportation and Energy category.
The 12th annual conference is hosted by UA's Office for Undergraduate Research and the Office for Research and Economic Development.
Poster presentations are grouped by research areas -- instead of by academic colleges or departments -- to align with national trends of using interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving.
The conference spurs interest in research among undergraduate students and helps students polish their communication skills, said Dr. Kim Bissell, director of the Office for Undergraduate Research.
"We have got some pretty phenomenal students who are truly doing great things," she said.
The University of Alabama, the state's oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.
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