"We think this program showcases exactly what is great about studying Science at the University of Idaho."
Mark Nielsen,
Associate Dean

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Roxanna Hickey at 2009 Student Research Expo

10th Annual COS Student Research Expo

Friday, October 17, 2014 | 2:30 – 5:00 P.M.
Teaching and Learning Center (west side lounge)


The College of Science hosted the Student Research Exposition on Friday, October 17, 2014. Participating undergraduate and graduate students displayed 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."


2014 Winners and Participants

Undergraduate Category

  • Carlos Galicia (Molecular Biology),
    The Spotted Gar Retina: a Baseline for Understanding the Influence of Genome Duplication of the Visual System.
    Faculty mentor: Peter Fuerst
  • Katie McTighe (Microbiology),
    Multidrug-Resistant Plasmid Evolution in Naïve Proteobacterial Hosts.
    Faculty mentor: Eva Top

Graduate Category

  • Genevieve Metzger (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology),
    Improved persistence of drug resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii biofilms through plasmid-host specialization.
    Faculty mentor: Eva Top
  • Alexander Peterson (Geography),
    Projected bioclimatic changes in false springs across the United States.
    Faculty mentor: John Abatzoglou

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award

  • Rajani Dhingra (Physics),
    Hydrocarbon Lake on Saturn’s Satellite Titan: Geomorphological and Hydrological assessment of Ontario Lacus.
    Faculty mentor: Jason Barnes


Justin Anast
Building an Education
Microbiology major gets valuable hands-on experience in virology lab
» Read about Justin and his research
Paige Farrell
A Good Research Atmosphere
Climatology grad student studies future soil erosion with an eye on helping farmers
» Read about Paige and her research

See winners and feature stories of our participants from our past Expos More