The Intellectual Entrepreneurship Citizen Scholars Program hosted its 2nd Annual Research Contest for current and former IE undergraduate interns from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 18. The contest provides IE students the opportunity to feature their research and ambitions, and they were all elgible to win prizes. Several of UT’s colleges and schools were represented: the Cockrell School of Engineering, the College of Education, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the College of Fine Arts and the College of Communication.
1st Grand Prize Winner ($300): Gunjan Singh, Biomedical Engineering, Analysis of the Angiogenic Pathway in a Diseased State.
2nd Place Winner ($150): Kadee Bludau, CSD, Language Learning Disabilities and Memory Performance in Young Adults.
2nd Place Winner: Katie Fife, Neurobiology and Plan II, The Role of Epigenetics in Ethanol Dependence in Drosophila.
3rd Place Winner ($125): Brittany Rasansky and Ashley Pina, CSD, Language Experience Affects Bilingual Children’s Abilities to Produce Complex Words.
4th Place Winner ($100): Isaac Gomez, Theatre and Dance, Re-creating the Women of Juarez.
5th Place Winner ($75): Sana Naiyer, CSD and Applied Learning and Development, Assessing and Treating Speech Disorders in Children with Autism Spectrum.
Honorable Mentions ($50 each): Neelam Shah, Advertising and Business Foundations Program and Maria Elena Gutierrez, Hispanic Studies and Bilingual.