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Undergraduate Students Recognized for Award-Winning Scholarship, Creative Works

USS15logo_HewittThe Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences hosted a ceremony and luncheon on April 21 to honor outstanding scholarship and creative works by NSU students. The students were recognized for their award-winning submissions in this year’s Undergraduate Student Symposium and Undergraduate Film Festival, as well as the Sixth Annual Juried Student Exhibition and the 11th issue of Digressions literary magazine. Congratulations to the following undergraduate students who earned awards for their work:

Undergraduate Student Symposium
First Place—Poster Presentations
—Olena Bracho and Cyril Manchery | “Using an Engineered Trojan Horse to Kill Nematodes”

Second Place—Poster Presentations
—Kamila Albert | “Literature and Medicine Courses: Examining Descriptions, Making Connections”
—Stephan Vanwoezik | “Manager View—An Interface for Generating Actionable Data from Repository Metrics”

Third Place—Poster Presentations
—Katherine Cadwalader | “Creepy Is Quickest But Sexy Is Next: Evolved Psychological Mechanisms Impact Stimuli Processing Speed”
—Ji Hae Hwang and Timothy Chung | “Histological Analysis Investigating the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Impact on Gut Tissue of Crassostrea virginica”

Honorable Mention—Poster Presentations

—Joseph Deek, Jaime Gonzalez, Mikaela Edwards, and Courtney Cenkner | “Hawaiian Monk Seals—Record of Environmental Influence in an Endangered Species”

—Tiffany Kelly | “The NBA Draft: The Opportunity Costs of Early Entry”
—Zara Khan | “Neural Stem Cells Proliferate in Vascular Niches in the Adult Mayan Cichlid Brain”

—Haley Nation, Omar Garcia, and Omar Viqar | “Mechanism of Apoptosis Induced by Phycocyanin in LNCaP and A549 Cancer Cells”

—Haley McKissack | “Predicting Porphyrin Basicity Using Semi-Empirical Methods”

—Biana Modilevsky | “Tetraphenylporphyrin Derivatives and Octalkyl Porphyrin Interactions in Cancer Cells”
—Rayna Orsini | “Source Memory Recognition”
—Divya Pandya, Arti Patel, and Emma Magner | “Particulate Matter Induces Opportunistic Emergence of Antibiotic Resistance”

—Ana Rehman | “Tail Spine Characteristics of the Yellow Stingray, Urobatis jamaicensis (Order: Myliobatiformes), of Broward County, Florida”
—Matthew Welhaf and Deborah Radmanesh | “You’re Not as Dumb as You Think You Are: The Impact of a Metacognitive Reframing Intervention”