The Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Citizen Scholars, IE’s student organization, hosted its fourth annual Research Contest for students of all disciplines on Monday, April 20 as part of the university’s Research Week.
The contest provides current, former and prospective IE Pre Grad Interns the opportunity to showcase their research, ambitions and aspirations. A total of 19 students were accepted to present their research, and all were all eligible to win prizes.
Several of the colleges and schools were represented, including the College of Liberal Arts, the Moody College of Communication, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Education, the College of Natural Sciences and the Jackson School of Geosciences.
- First Place ($300): Linda Garrison, Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, “Information Transfer in Hierarchical Social Systems”
- Second place ($150): Xenia Gonzalez, Human Biology, “Identifying a Novel Inhibitor for GES-5 Carbapenemase in Klebsiella Pneumoniae Infections by Virtual Drug Screening”
- Third place ($125): Cyrus Huncharek, Government, “Information Processing in Hearing on Benghazi “
- Fourth place ($100): Jonathan Mercado, Human Biology, “Transcriptional Regulation of SLC30A10 as a Mn Transporter”
- Fifth place ($75): Irnela Bajrovic, Biochemistry, “Evaluation of Thin Film Formulations for an Oral Ebola Vaccine”
Honorable Mentions ($50): Meagan Aguirre, Marine and Freshwater Biology, “Site of Insulin-Like Growth Factor Action to Induce Oocyte Maturation in Zebrafish;” and Bria Lacour, Biochemistry “Computational Simulation of the Aggregation of the Dimerized Form of the Estrogen Receptor”
Special thanks to the Office of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Rick Cherwitz, Lisa Mosely, Dr. Tommy Darwin, Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas, Dr. DeAunderia Bowens, and all of the IE Citizen Scholars who helped organize this event.