Gallery: Undergraduates showcase year of research
October 18, 2016
The dean of Honors College, William Monroe, was one of hundreds of attendees of Undergraduate Research Day held Thursday in the Honors College. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
Computer engineering senior Preston Pierott and his team’s drone security system was one of the few projects that took advantage of drone technology’s growing possibilities. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
Mechanical engineering junior Serrae Reed presented her research on solar panels designed to waste less energy by absorbing more light. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
Chemical engineering sophomore Zeshan Rizvi and his team started research during the summer over the degradation of epoxy resins. Since then, they have anticipated there may be an organic alternative found in orange peels and certain vegetables that are more environmentally friendly. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
Marketing senior Anastasiya Kopteva wore part of her brain-machine interface system that allows users to monitor their brain frequencies. Her group’s findings hoped to help individuals with brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
Computer science senior Andrew Thompson’s research explored the field of virtual reality, where simulation-based training can better equip practicing doctors. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
The 12th annual Undergraduate Research Day was held in the M.D. Anderson Library last Thursday, giving students the ability to present their research.
Over 200 students in faculty-mentored research programs, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, presented their examinations in areas including STEM, social sciences and heritage studies.
Some students also gave oral presentations in classrooms throughout the second floor of the library.
According to the Office of Undergraduate Research, approximately 60 students were supported in national competitions for scholarships and internships. The 12 recipients and three honorable mentions from UH gave the university its best outing to date in national competitions.
Some scholarships included the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, Critical Language Scholarship and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. All were available through nomination.