Research Day

Research Day


Undergraduate Research Day 2024

When: Friday, April 19, 2024
Where: Braniff Foyer, Cowan-Blakely Memorial Library

An exciting interdisciplinary showcase of the work of UD undergraduates, this annual Research Day event features presentations by students of their research, scholarly investigation, theses and projects.

Research Day 2024 Schedule

12:00 - 12:50pm      Oral Presentations Session #1
12:15 - 2:15pm      Poster Presentation Session #1
2:00 - 2:50pm      Oral Presentations Session #2
2:15 - 4:15pm      Poster Presentation Session #2
3:00 - 4:00pm      Oral Presentations Session #3
4:15 pm      Reception and Concluding Remarks


12:00 - 12:50 p.m. | Oral Presentation Session #1

12:00 p.m. Luke Klein, Spectral sensitivity and morph density of the sex-limited color polymorphic damselfly, Ischnura ramburi  
12:10 p.m. Jasmin Kaur, Partition Narratives: Trauma, Memory, and Locating  the Self in the Writings of Saadat Hasan Manto and Amrita Pritam 
12:20 p.m. Joann Nguyen, A Romantic Writes Home: The Elusive Heimat of Werner Heisenberg during the Weimar Years, 1918-1933
12:30 p.m. Sophia Palafox, Predicting the biological activity of SWEET genes in Pisum Sativum using bioinformatics and molecular approaches
12:40 p.m.  Christina Varisco, Sympathy for the Outlaw: A Phenomenological Exploration of Attraction to A Convicted Offender

12:15 - 2:15 p.m. | Poster Presentation Session #1

    1. Ashley Sharma, Prevalence and Dimensions of Wellness on Quality of Life among Elderly Populations 
    2. Antonio Rame, Coevolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Drosophila melanogaster via a Chronic Oral Infection Model 
    3. Noah Ziskrout, An Integrative Review of ARDS in the Context of SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2
    4. Hannah Mohr, Competing Selves: A Phenomenologically Inspired Thematic Analysis of Impression Management in the Multiple Audience Problem
    5. Luisa de Vuono and Michael Pecha, Initial Optimization of Aryne Insertion into Boron Trichloride and Triisopropyl Borate 
    6. Nadia Guerrero and Ethan Reyes, SWEET Pea: Unraveling the Role of SWEET Gene Transporter in Garden Pea for Improved Crop Yields 
    7. Antonio Gachineiro, Impact of Urbanization on Soil Health and Microbial Diversity in an Urban Prairie: A Case Study from Flower Mound, Texas 
    8. Farah Atatrah, Brood pouch anatomy throughout the course of male pregnancy in the Gulf pipefish 
    9. Angelina Viola, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Hydrocarbon Degradation in Jet Fuel  
    10. Hernan Hernandez, World Demand for Lithium Mining and the Impacts on Lithium Producing Countries  
    11. Sarah Vogel and Brittany Franco, Analyzing morphological differences in the polymorphic damselfly, Ischnura ramburii, using Image-J  
    12. Maria Cordero and Nora Aigberadion, Project in Progress: Coral Growth after Microfragmentation

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. | Oral Presentation Session #2

2:00 p.m. Nicholas Walz, Awakening the Mind to God: Embedded Hope in the Arguments of Anselm and Aquinas  
2:10 p.m. Teresa Gulding, A Space for Wonder: The Cathartic Role of Mathematics within the Human Intellectual Life 
2:20 p.m. Ana Cristina Maldonado, Do You see me? A phenomenological perspective on attraction and the Self  
2:30 p.m. Joey Roffino, Brave New World, Brave New Self: An Archival, Phenomenological Exploration of Transformation in Psychedelic Experiences
2:40 p.m. Abigail Fritz, All These Clicks and Whistles: Building an Acoustic Classifier for Western North Atlantic Dolphins 

2:15 - 4:15 p.m. | Poster Presentation Session #2

13. Sheila Lam, CRISPR method on Eato Gene
14. Maya Adhikary, CRISPainting Research with ABCB7
15. Allison Nguyen and Tri Ha, Machine Learning and 3-D Modeling of CDR3 sequences from T-Cell Receptor β in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
16. Logan Lusignan and Anastasia Griesbauer, Plant Species Diversity in the urban prairie of Flower Mound 
17. Samantha Ketter, Exploring Economic Dimensions of Recidivism 
18. Kate Sullivan, The Song of Hope: Emily Dickinson's Transformation of the Hymnic Stanza  
19. Nathan Pham, Computational Catalyst Design: Parameter Optimization of silica-supported zirconium hydrides  
20. Kathleen George, The Exploration of Kobayashi Precursor Synthesis and Aryne Insertion into the Trimethyl Borate B-O Bond

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Oral Presentation Session #3

3:00 p.m.  Bridget Hughes, Computational Investigation of Post Translational Modifications and Cancer Mutation on PARP-2  
3:10 p.m. William Saylor, Desdemona’s Tragic Flaw: Morality and the Cosmopolitan in Othello  
3:20 p.m. Valentina Splann, Race and Optimism at the University of Dallas
3:30 p.m. Matthew Ong, The Impact of Supply Chain Pressure on Inflation during the Pandemic Era: An Econometric Analysis 
3:40 p.m. Larisa Tuttle, A Veiled Kiss: The Song of Songs as a Protoevangelium  
3:50 p.m. Monique Bedolla, From Darkness to Discovery: The Odyssey of Dancing Benthopelagic Acrocirrids

4:15 p.m. | Reception and Concluding Remarks