Nine students presented at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina Asheville.
NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.
Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
The conference includes oral, poster, visual arts and performing arts presentations.
Students who presented and their topics:
Robyn Adams ’16, Littleton, Colo.
“Cooperation in Crisis: Using Interfaith Methods and Transgressive Relationships to Address Environmental Concerns”
Katie L. Black ’17, Bismarck, N.D.
“The Effects of Coffee Management Practices on Rhizosphere Fungal Communities in Costa-Rican Soils”
Erik Bye ’16, Moorhead, Minn.
“Changes in the Protein Levels of an Anti-sprouting Factor, Thy-1, with Age in the Supraoptic Nucleus: Implications for a Role in Collateral Axonal Sprouting”
Audrey Gunn ’16, Eagan, Minn.
“Restoring Chaucer to His Feet: Punctuation as a Means of Metrical Regularity in the 1721 Urry Edition of Troilus and Criseyde”
Wesley Kimball ’16, Eagan, Minn.
“Not All Terrorists Are Created Evil: An Analysis of the Portrayal of Terrorists in Modern Film”
Molly Larson ’16, Cologne, Minn.
“Relationship of Serum Complement Component 3 and Alterations in Behavioral and Peripheral Symptoms in Male and Female Lupus-prone MRL/MpJ-Faslpr/J Mice” and “NG2 Cell Response to Secondary Demyelination Lesion Following Spinal Cord Injury”
Bethany Leraas ’15 (Dec.), Melrose, Minn.
“Gender, Classroom Environment, and Student Participation”
Madison Lindquist ’16, Hermantown, Minn.
“Flannery O’Connor: The Grotesque in Fiction as an Invitation to Theological Reflection”
Joshua Mollan ’16, Coon Rapids, Minn.
“Differences in Arthropod Diversity between Minnesota Native and Restored Prairies”