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Student Research Expo

The College of Science will host the 11th Annual Student Research Exposition on Friday, November 13, 2015.

Participating undergraduate and graduate students will display posters of their research projects and answer questions from the judging panel as well as the general public. All are invited to drop by the west-side lounge areas of the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) that day from 2:30 to 5:00 to view the displays.

"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."

2015 Winners and Participants

Undergraduate Category

  • Catherine Brands (Biology),
    Effect of a High Fat Diet-Induced Microbial Community on Enteric Neurons.
    Faculty mentor: Onesmo Balemba
  • Alyssa Ertel (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering),
    How we Learned Organic Synthesis by Making Our Own New Molecules.
    Faculty mentor: Jakob Magolan

Graduate Category

  • Deepak Chand (Chemistry),
    Versatile Polyiodopyrazoles: Synthesis and Biocidal Promise.
    Faculty mentor: Jean’ne Shreeve
  • Megan Ruffley (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology),
    Effects of Sampling Effort on Estimates of the Mean of Range Size Distributions.
    Faculty mentors: Dave Tank and Jack Sullivan

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award

  • Cody Parker (Geology),
    Quantifying Sediment Yield Variability for the Fernan Lake Watershed.
    Faculty mentor: Brian Yanites


Studying a Disease Across Disciplines

Math major Erin Johnson is one of the participants in the upcoming Student Research Expo. Her project looks into possible evolutionary changes in the Ebola virus.

Read about Erin and her research >

Exploring Islands of Life at Craters of the Moon

Katie Peterson will be showing off her research into geographically isolated populations at the upcoming Student Research Expo.

Read about Katie and her research >

Past Participants

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

Read about our students >


College of Science

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Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: (208) 885-6195

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