Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

Undergraduate research winners announced

Undergraduate researcher Adrian Gray

First Place: Adrian Gray (Faculty advisors Kim Smith and Arthea B. Perry), Department of Journalism and Mass Communication:
In Search of Media Richness and Social Support Functions on the Home Pages of University Websites: A Content Analysis

Undergraduate researchers Ênio Frota and Paula França

Second Place: Ênio Frota and Paula França (Faculty advisor Steven Jiang), Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering:
Use of Eye Tracking to Test Usability of a Prototype Interface for Fluid Powered Rescue Robots

Undergraduate researcher Jasmine Brodie

Third place: Jasmine Brodie (Faculty advisors Kofi Adu-Nyako and Ralph Okafor), Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education:
Where Are the Healthy Dairy and Grains Options Found in Guilford County?

A&T undergraduates show off their research

Undergraduate researcher Justin Riley presents his poster.

Justin Riley, an atmospheric sciences and meteorology major, presents his research on hurricanes and sea-surface temperatures in the Atlantic Basin.

N.C. A&T undergraduates have gone out across Guilford County, across the state of North Carolina and around the world to conduct research in recent semesters.  Some of their best projects are on display today at the Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center as part of Undergraduate Research Day, one of the highlights of the university’s annual Research Week.

A&T students have analyzed the availability of healthy food in Guilford County, fluid-powered rescue robots, and paintings in the Biltmore House.  They’ve explored the ergonomics of hydraulic systems, literacy in Malawi and Haiti, and energy use at West Wilkes Middle School. Other projects examine green fluorescent protein, sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic, microRNA biomarkers, and a number of projects that don’t lend themselves to short descriptions.

Research posters from five academic units and at least 15 departments are included. Throughout the day, researchers will present their posters to judges who will name winners at the end of the day.

Click here for abstracts of the posters.

Undergraduate researcher Tia Tate presents her poster.

Undergraduate researcher Tia Tate presents her poster, "Specific Detection of Disease-Related Micro RNA Biomarkers."

Christopher Martin, left, and Justin Jones tell the judges about their research and photo reconstructions of paintings in the Biltmore House library.