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.

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