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The 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference concluded with an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 20th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm honoring students.


Student Awards

All conference participants were able to submit a ballot to vote for their favorite oral presentations and poster presentations.


Best Oral Presentations

Omari-Khalid Rahman, Can Noncompliance Explain Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Force by the NYPD? An Econometric Analysis of New York’s Stop-and-Frisk

Farangis Tolibzoda, Effects of Curcumin on Fear Learning and the Anxiety-Related Threat Bias 

Norine Wendlyn Chan, An Electrophysiological Analysis of Spatial Vision in Males and Females

Best Poster Presentations

Michelle Naidoo, The Protein FRY-Like (FRYL) and Androgen Receptor (AR) Signaling in Prostate Cancer

Nicolette Somogyi & Henry Yelkin, Discovery of Novel Bioactive Peptides from Venomous Marine Snails

Mauricio Vallejo, Localization of Active DNA Sub-Regions of the JaCa in the TCRa Locus

View awardees from the 2015 UGRC


Award Criteria

Below is the criteria upon which presentations were judged, as agreed upon by the 2016 Student Awards Committee,

Oral Presentations

Poster Presentations

-  Relevance/Importance
- Organization of Ideas 

- Clear Language
Useful Audio/Visual Aids

- Speed & Volume
-  Connection With Audience

-  Relevance/Importance
- Organization of Ideas 

- Clear Language

- Layout of Poster
- Useful Visual Aids






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