Undergraduate students from Farquhar Honors College displayed their academic and artistic best during the Fourth Annual Student Research Symposium and Humanities Festival held in the Alvin Sherman Library and the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on NSU's main campus.
NSU undergraduates from all disciplines participated in the symposium and festival, showcasing projects covering areas of student scholarship ranging from the experimental and the applied to the computational, theoretical, artistic, and literary.
The symposium and festival presented student projects and performances through oral presentations, paper submissions, and poster displays. They served as a showcase for demonstrating the outstanding scholarship of NSU's undergraduate students.
Prizes were awarded for outstanding projects in several categories:
Dean Don Rosenblum and Associate Dean Naomi D'Alessio with 1st place winner Micaela Mercado: “A Cross-Cultural Perspective of Cohabitation in Young Adults”
Maria Farrell: “Do Cells Grown in the Same Environment at the Same Time Express the Same Genes: Got cDNA?”
Marissa S. Dass: “Critique of President Bush's 2004 Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech”
Thomas Brown: Getting into the Video Game Industry
Raquel Appa & Elaine Hammil: “The Catalytic Conversion of Saccharides”
Justine Ben-Hain, Sophie Buzgon, Tatianna Vassilopoulos: “ Application of Culture Manipulation to Investigate Life Histories Diversity and Ubiquity of Naked Amoebae from Mangroves”
Katina Campos: Should the Consumer Population Purchase Juvenon to Slow Down the Aging Process?
Viviana Sumi Lee: Telomerase Inhibitors as a Developing Therapeutic Drug for Cancer Cells
Vien Tran : “Rethinking Turner's Thesis”
Heike Dose: “Christabel and the Stranger within Herself”
Haley Pierre: “Information Exchange”
Cheryl Clayton: “Social Security: How Do We Make It Secure"
Marie Cuneo: “Almost”
Danielle Garcia: “Gracias Garcia”
Stephen Deck : “The Library”
Vien Tran: “Day After the Storm”
T-Neisha Tate: “Ego Tripping (There May be a Reason Why)”
Medha Gandhi, Keith Dixon, Megan Chin: “Spanglish”
Michael Bergbauer: “The World is Spoiled with Oil”
Rafia Chodhry: “Crisis in Haiti”