Four undergraduates honored for outstanding research presentations

Undergraduate researchers, from left, Adrian Ambrose, Shauna Adams, Jasmine Brooks and Matthew Stanco.

Research on antimicrobial agents, arthritis, thermal conductivity, and ultrasonic vibration has won recognition for four undergraduates.

The students were honored for their presentations at the university’s first Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on September 22.

Shauna Adams received the Best Presentation Award for “Longitudinal Heat Transport as a Method for the Determination of Thermal Conductivity.”  Adams is a senior from Hampton, Virginia, majoring in mechanical engineering.  Her advisor is Dr. John Kizito.

Matthew Stanco was named runner-up for “Measurement of Ultrasonic Vibration Using Ultra-High Frequency CCD Laser.”  Stanco is a senior from High Point, majoring in industrial engineering.  His advisor is Dr. Zhichao Li.

Adrian Ambrose received the Best Poster Award for “The Effects of Age on the Progression of Osteoarthritis and the Gene Expression in Mice.”  Ambrose is a junior biology major from Roanoke, Virginia.  His advisor is Dr. Greg Goins.

Jasmine Brooks was the poster category runner-up for “Evaluation of Select Plant Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials.”  Brooks is a senior from Knightdale, majoring in food science.  Her advisor is Dr. Ipek Goktepe.

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