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Halmos College Students Well Represented at Undergraduate Student Symposium

NSU’s Undergraduate Student Symposium, hosted by the Farquhar Honors College, showcases the outstanding scholarship of NSU undergraduate students through student poster displays, oral presentations, performances, and film presentations. For 17 years, this annual event has encouraged students to test their own hypotheses and uncover new ways of interpreting the world around them. Many of the projects featured at the symposium lead to further research, publication, or presentation at national conferences. Participating students develop mentoring relationships with faculty and experience firsthand the process and rewards of research and discovery.

This year, Halmos College was well represented in the winner’s circle. Their accomplishments were not only in the natural sciences, but is fields outside of their majors. We congratulate all of them.

Key

Current Halmos Student

* Member of Farquhar Honors College

Halmos Alumni

First Place—Poster Presentations

  • Miguel Portales Guemes* | “A Search for Type III Secretion System Inhibitors Produced by Soil Bacteria”

Third Place—Poster Presentations

  • Laura Enzinna *| “The Effects of Growth Rate on Antibiotic Resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Honorable Mention—Poster Presentations

  • Michael McDonough* | “Investigating the anti-parasitic veterinary drug, Imizol, and its potential use for treatment of bacterial infections”
  • Stephanie Hernandez, Trixie Berthin, and Morgan Musgrove | “Do Bilinguals have an Advantage Over Monolinguals When It Comes to Executive Functions?”
  • Aimee Doiron, Rodrigo Muzquiz, and Tom Abraham | “The Balance of Public and Private Benefits Determines Sensitivity to Catastrophic Population Collapse in a Microbial Volunteer’s Dilemma”
  • Jay Patel* and Vineela Nagamalla* | “Identifying neuronal damage biomarkers in Bortezomib-induced peripheral neuropathy (BIPN)”

First Place—Oral Presentations

  • Samir Nacer* and Michael McDonough* | “Screening for Type III Secretion System Inhibitors”
  • Reaghan May | “Examining the Effects of Blue Light on Melatonin, Mood, and Neurobehavioral Performance”
  • Tanya Juneja*, Emily Pope*, and Pilar Ferdinando | “Multi-Decadal Assessment of Heavy Metals in Body Tissue and Vibrissae of Select North Pacific Marine Mammals”

Second Place—Oral Presentations

  • Alexandra Cabanelas Bermudez *| “Behavior of Eastern Mosquitofish from Areas of Varying Hydroperiod in the Everglades Ecosystem”
  • Rakin Khan | “Feasibility of using Bluetooth low energy beacon sensors to detect magnifier usage by low vision patient”
  • Morgan Will *| “Pufferfish Corallivory on the Massive Coral Porites lobate in the Galapagos Islands”

Digressions Literary and Arts Magazine

  • Faculty Favorite Poetry | Qaas Shoukat* | “Miss”