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#URS2020 Lightning Talks

The 2020 virtual Undergraduate Research Showcase featured fourteen students from across the university delivering 3-minute lightning talks. The event was live-streamed on Friday, April 17th, and a recording of it is available online below. Enjoy!

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Lightning Talk Presenters

Holly Bossart, Applied Mathematics, Statistics Emphasis; Economics, Quantitative Emphasis; and Computer Science Minor
Regional Analysis of Mental Disorder Prevalence in Ukraine

Sarah E. Coose, Biological Sciences
Recreation & Wildlife Activity in the Wood River Valley

Maggie Dillon, Special Education and Elementary Education
3D Printing Assistive Technology to Support Students with Disabilities: Students Teach Undergrads the Importance of Community and Research in Education

Shelby A. McNeilly, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics Minor
Revolutionizing Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum

Daniele Moro, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Minor
How Robots Express Emotion: Grounding Descriptions of Robot Behaviors into Dynamic Internal States & Representations of Affect & Emotion

Ali W. Mustafa, Material Science and Engineering
Single Crystal Casting

Sugopi R. Palakala, History
Inculturation & Dissemination: The Symbiotic Relationship between Religion & Society

Emily Pape, Global Studies with Economics Emphasis; Economics and Spanish Minors
Why Countries Transition to Clean Energy (& Why They Don’t)

Samantha K. Schauer, Mechanical Engineering
Lay of the Land: Professional Identity in Our Student Body

Allen Skirvin, Music Composition
A Northwest American Sound in Classical Music

Yung Stiffler, Multidisciplinary Studies, Anthropology Minor
Employee Time-Off Benefits

Chelle Szurgot, Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics
Summoning Devils in the Desert

Joey P. Tuccinardi, Chemistry
The Confluence of Computation, Biology, and Organic Chemistry in Combating Breast Cancer Metastasis

Nate Weber, Health Studies and Spanish Minor
What Animal Studies Can Teach Us about Glyphosate Toxicity to Pregnant Women & Their Children

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