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20th Annual Undergraduate Student Symposium

Undergraduate Students Showcase Research and Creative Works Across the Disciplines

USS 2022The Farquhar Honors College hosted the 20th annual Undergraduate Student Symposium on April 6-7, 2022, showcasing research and creative works from students in various disciplines at Nova Southeastern University. The event was held in the Alvin Sherman Library, where students showcased poster and oral presentations. Also recognized were student participants in the Undergraduate Film Festival, the 13th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, and the latest issue of Digressions student literary magazine. 

Congratulations to the following undergraduate students who earned awards for their work:

First Place—Poster Presentations

Grace Waldron | “Induction of Necroptosis in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells Through Caspase- Independent Mechanisms Following SAHA Treatment”

Second Place—Poster Presentations

Joshua Bennett, Paula Veras, Anneleissa Lugay, and Daniel Celestino | “A Mathematical and Ergonomic Analysis of Fundamental Laparoscopic Surgery Tools and Techniques”

Third Place—Poster Presentations

Karen Kameo and Alexandra Carbone | “Evaluation of MDM2 Regulation on AURKB Expression in Lung Cancer”

First Place—Oral Presentations

Naziba Nuha | “A novel TCR clustering method for SARS-COV-2 epitopes”

Second Place—Oral Presentations

Pritika Shah | “Investigating the Bouba-Kiki Phenomenon in Impression Formation”

Third Place—Oral Presentations 

Amber Orr | “Re-discovery of Microatolls in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador”

Undergraduate Film Festival

  • First Place | Bianca Vucetich | “Gadra’s Allegory”

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

  • Best in Show | Nicholas Waguespack
  • Second Place | Elisha Mendoza
  • Third Place | Nina Poulos

Digressions Literary and Arts Magazine

  • Best Poem | Aysia Stephens | “Violence”
  • Best Work of Fiction | Breanna Brady | “It's Funny”
  • Best Work of Fiction | Zoe Henry | “no, I’m not Jamaican”
  • Best Artwork | Michelle Gorodisky | “Faded”
  • Cover Art Winner | Gabriella Neves 

Logo-Design Contest for the 2022 Undergraduate Student Symposium

  • Winner | Logan Exton
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