Student Research Highlighted at
8th Annual COS Student Research Expo
Friday, November 2, 2012 | 2:30 – 5:00 P.M.
Teaching and Learning Center (west side lounge)
The College of Science hosted the Student Research Exposition on Friday, November 2, 2012. Participating undergraduate and graduate students display posters of their research projects and answer questions from the judging panel as well as the general public.
"We think this program showcases exactly what is great about studying Science at the University of Idaho", says Mark Nielsen, Associate Dean in the college. "Because we're not a huge school, students have more significant contact with our faculty here, and even undergraduates have opportunities to work with our faculty on groundbreaking research. But it's because we are a research university that there is groundbreaking to be experienced -- our faculty is truly world class."
Over the last several years, the expo has become a signature event for the college, and participation has grown each year. Profiles of some of this year's participants are available below. The winning posters at 8th annual expo are:
- Kaitlyn Miller (Biology) for her poster “Another one bites the dust? A framework for confirming extinction of retrotransposition.”
- Lygia Pereira (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology) for her poster “Collection and long-term storage of human microbiome samples using FTA paper.”
- Isaiah Gyan (Chemistry) for his poster “GUITAR, a new form of carbon for electrochemical applications.”
- Pavitra Roychoudhury (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) for her poster “Slow and steady wins the race: bacteriophage evolution on surfaces.”
Sigma Xi Research SocietyAward:
- Daisuke Kobayashi (Geology) for his poster “Pushing Panama: ridge and block collision drive western Caribbean deformation.”
For Isaiah 'it's all about school," inside the research lab and outside. Besides working on a substance called GUITAR, Isaiah is this year’s Cooley-Juve Award for Teaching Excellence in the Chemistry Department and Wellgates International Distinguished Scholar.
» Learn more about Isaiah's research
Kali's grandfather was a fisheries biologist in Malawi in central Africa. Her research includes studying the reproductive success of cichild fish from Lake Malawi and the effect of ocean acidification on the olfactory function of walleye pollack.
» Learn more about Kali's research
Pavitra experienced her first snow when she arrived from Singapore in 2009. Pavitra' s interest in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program that brought her to Idaho.
» Read more about Pavitra's research
Savannah's interest in medicine began when she started nursing school. Her research in Onesma Baleba's lab is investigation the effectiveness of a tree bark extract from sub-Saharan Africa to treat diarrhea.
» Learn more about Savannah and her research