The Farquhar Honors College hosted the 15th annual Undergraduate Student Symposium on April 8, 2016, showcasing outstanding scholarship and creative works by NSU students from across the university. The event included poster displays, oral presentations, and performances. Also recognized were student participants in the Undergraduate Film Festival, the Eighth Annual Juried Student Exhibition, the 14th issue of Digressions student literary magazine, and other programs.
The annual event encourages 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. To prospective employers and graduate schools, these students demonstrate a unique and valuable level of academic engagement and initiative. NSU undergraduate students of all disciplines are encouraged to participate and attend.
First Place—Poster Presentations
Isabel Olivera | “Identification and Quantification of Lipid Content in Oysters Using GC Mass Spectrometry”
Second Place—Poster Presentations
Third Place—Poster Presentations
Honorable Mention—Poster Presentations
First Place—Oral Presentations
Second Place—Oral Presentations
First Place | Adam DeRoss | "Dead Air"
Second Place | Ricardo Lugo | "Above the Skyline"
Third Place | Stephen Rafferty | "Late"
Fourth Place | Juliet Romeo | "J.U.L.E.S."
Best in Show | Annie Nguyen | “Veil”
Second Place | Rachael Konicek | “A Beautiful Day”
Third Place | Jennifer Hicks | “Red Riding Hood”
Division of Performing and Visual Arts Purchase Award | Malika Kuzibaeva | “Bee Nation”
Dean’s Choice Award | Wendy Van Woerden | “Italy”
Faculty Choice Award | Aina Rivas | “Finding a Balance”
Faculty Choice Award | Jennifer Hicks | “Berry Picking”
Honorable Mention | Aina Rivas | “Finding a Balance”
Honorable Mention | Malika Kuzibaeva | “Gentle”
Honorable Mention | Jenna Knafo | “Nature’s Perfect Imperfections”
Honorable Mention | Annie Nguyen | “Hook, Line n’ Sinker”
Poetry | Faren Rajkumar | “Moonshine”
Short Story | Grace Ducanis | “A Love Story in 100 Words”
Visual (artwork or photography) | Anna Evora | “Behind the Painting”
Winner | Matthew Hoy, Teodora Suciu
“The Impact of Gender Inequality on Earnings of Women in STEM Fields: Historical Evidence and Possible Solutions”
Winner | Katie Pyles