Twice yearly the Office of Undergraduate Research sponsors the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students in all academic departments, programs and schools are encouraged to present their original research. In addition to poster sessions, the symposium program includes a keynote address, selected student talks, performances and demonstrations of projects.
Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters contains research posters and abstracts from current and past symposiums.
Students who have participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium should review the Policies before submitting their posters through the Submit Research link located under the Author Corner in the left sidebar. Students must receive permission from their mentors first to verify that the materials/data can be made publicly available.
Posters/Abstracts from 2017
Antifungal genome mining and genetics in filamentous actinomycete bacteria isolated from local soils, Jacob Alex, Kevin Lou, and Bilal Makhdoom
Pupillometric Response to Implicit Social Exclusion, Jared Balbona, Grace Hwang, and Lori Markson
Design and Activation of Frequency Tunable 200GHz Gyrotron, Natalie Golota, Faith Scott, Edward Saliba, Brice Albert, and Alexander Barnes
Treasures in the Salt Flats: Bolivian Perspectives on Lithium Extraction, Gillian Greenberg
Isolation and Comparative Genomic Analysis of Final Third of Satis Genome, Kelly Hartigan, Nicole Curnutt, and Matthew McDermut
Significance of the Feminization of Male Eating Disorders, Rachel Rothman
Posters/Abstracts from 2016
The Role of Notch Signaling on Heart Rate and Atrial Conduction, Somya Bhatnagar
Mu Opioid Receptor Desensitization in Inflammatory Pain, Matthew Bredder
X-ray Flux/Spectral Variability of the Gravitationally Lensed Blazar PKS 1830-211, Christian Fogerty, Fabian Kislat, and Henric Krawczynski
Effects of S1P Mutation on ER Stress and Cholesterol Synthesis Markers in Human Epithelial Cells, Connie Gan, George G. Schweitzer, Rita T. Brookheart, Robert C. Bucelli, and Brian N. Finck
Robotic Arm Pile Sorting, Jonathan D. Gross
Topological Transitions in a Superconducting Qubit, Arman Guerra
Organelle-Organelle Communication in Plant Growth and Development, Josephine S. Lee, Margaret E. Wilson, and Elizabeth S. Haswell
What Types of Flashcards Improve Science Test Performance?, Chelsea Lin, Toshiya Miyatsu, and Mark A. McDaniel
Patterns of fecal progestagens, estrogens, and androgens associated with reproduction in blue-throated piping guans (Pipile cumanensis), Leslie Ann Sterling, Helen Clawitter, Corinne P. Kozlowski, Michael Macek, and Anne Tieber
Posters/Abstracts from 2015
Colorism: More Than Just Color, Diane-Jo Bart-Plange
The Global Wars on Terror, Margaret Bavlsik
Understanding Malagasy Women's Preferences for Reproductive Health Care, Mackenzie Findlay
Patterning Arrays of Colloidal Metal Nanoparticles, Avi Grinberg
Barriers to Health Insurance Enrollment for Black Missourians, Rachel S. Hoffman
Formation of EpCAM oligomers and their potential effect in regulating breast cancer, Ryan Jacobs, Narendra Sankpal Ph.D., Piyush Sharma M.D., Lincoln Muhoro, Timothy Fleming Ph.D., and William Gillanders M.D.
Phenotype and symbiosis in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, Kai Jones, Debra Brock, David Queller, and Joan Strassmann
Investigating RNA Translation in Perisynaptic Astrocyte Processes, Rohan Khazanchi
The Effects of Massive Neutrino Self-Interactions on the Cosmic Microwave Background and Large Scale Structure, Christina D. Kreisch, Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine, Olivier P. Doré, and Kris Sigurdson
Fertility Clinics in South India: A Study of Three Clinics in Hyderabad, Amrutha P. Kumaran
Predictors of different types of Happiness across the State-Trait Continuum, Seth Margolis and Randall Larsen