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Archive of Past Undergraduate Researchers

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

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.”

Zachary Garber
Government & English

Zachary’s research topic was William Lauder’s Impact on the History of Barbados

“I have built much stronger relationships with other members of the administration and faculty and have been able to attend research conferences, as well as presented my own research here at UT Austin.”

Andrew Davis
Architecture

Andrew’s undergraduate research topic is Urban Regeneration in Detroit, Michigan.

“My work celebrates the process of researching by de-emphasizing the results and focusing on progression.”

Xinh Nguyen
Clinical Laboratory Science

Xinh’s undergraduate research topic was RNA Aptamer Selection against Insulin.

“Test [undergraduate research] out and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I am right now.”

Sunanda Dharmarajan
Biology

Sunanda’s undergraduate research topic was Discrimination of Organic Acids and Wine Varietals by Arrays of Differential Colorimetric Sensors.

“You can get a basic understanding of biology and chemistry by going to class, but it is not until you engage in research that you truly understand science.”

Charlie Saginaw
History

Charlie’s undergraduate research topic was The Discovery of Hunger in America: The Politics of Race, Hunger, and Malnutrition, 1965-1975.

“Learning how to conduct primary source research challenged me to think more deeply, problem solve, and ask thought-provoking questions.”