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Archive of Past Undergraduate Researchers

Click on any student to learn more about his or her undergraduate research experience.

Jose Ybarra
Human Biology

Jose’s undergraduate research topic was Nerve Regeneration and Cellular Migration.

“Discovering an underground network of scientists and engineers who shared my passions was an immensely rewarding and exciting experience.”

Trieu Pham
Biology

Trieu’s undergraduate research topic was Apyrase Enzymes regulate Arabidopsis thaliana Primary Root Gravitropism.

“Thanks to my professors’ contagious enthusiasm and my mentors’ motivation, they helped spark an interest that I never knew had existed.”

Martinique Jones
Psychology

Martinique’s undergraduate research topic was The African American Dream: A Progressive Discussion of Academic Achievement in African American Students.

“Whether you sit in on a research meeting, input data, or conduct your own study, I believe research will be an invaluable experience as you begin to discover who you are and what you would like to become.”

Natalie Butler
Plan II & Communication Studies

Natalie’s undergraduate research topic was The Effects of High School Experience on the Civic and Political Participation of College Students.

“I think the skills I’ve acquired doing research will be beneficial for the rest of my undergraduate education, and beyond college.”

Elissa Ludeman
Anthropology

Elissa’s undergraduate research topic was Cochlear Labyrinth Volume Reconstruction and Predicted Hearing Abilities in the Fossil Primates Mahgarita stevensi and Rooneyia viejaensis

“The single most rewarding part of my research experience is opportunity; every skill I have learned and person I have been lucky enough to meet has been another door opening.”

Kevin Martin
Humanities, Government & History

Kevin’s undergraduate research topic was Genocide and the Escalation of Ethnic Violence.

“Past the obvious benefits gained from research such as discipline, refinement of researching and writing skills, and a general increase in knowledge over broad and specific topics, research has indelibly changed who I am as a person.”