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RISE Students Present Summer Research Posters (August 2013)

Undergraduate students from several disciplines in the sciences presented research posters for the End-of-Summer Student Research Presentation, sponsored by the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program. The presentation ran from 3:00-5:00 PM on Friday, 23 August 2013, on the first floor of the Oxendine Science Building.

Photo of Brandon Payton (left) talking about his RISE posterPhoto of Sarah (Hafner) Ruiz and Prof. Sally Vallabha

Fourteen posters were in the line up, including posters given by Summer-Only RISE Students and RISE Fellows. Research topics were quite variable, with focuses ranging from neurobiology, chemistry, physics, to ecology. Some research was conducted out of state. A complete list (PDF file) of poster titles and authors can by obtained by clicking (Word) or (PDF).

Photo of Lucas BaxleyPhoto of Paul Freeman

Photo of E.H. DerosierPhoto of Jordan Smink

Photo of Mycah Sewell, Nigel Hirth, and Dr. Jeremy SellersPhoto of Dr. Maria Santisteban and Tommy Neal

Goals of the RISE program are to prepare UNCP students for research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and to enhance the environment for scientific research at UNCP.

Photo of Christopher HudsonPhoto of Chris McKee

Photo of Dr. Roland Stout and Armando CoronaPhoto of Gareth Hoffman

Photo of Molly Musselwhite and Dr. Bob PoagePhoto of Robert Lamb and Dr. Mark Milewicz

The RISE program is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Students who are interested in joining the RISE program should contact Dr. Robert Poage (Program Director) or Prof. Sailaja Vallabha (Co-Program Director).

Photo of Dr. John Roe and Davon GoodwinPhoto of Christopher Hudson and Dr. David Zeigler

Photo of Brandon Payton (left) talking about his RISE posterPhoto of Dr. Mark Canada and Gareth Hoffman

Photo of Prof. Sally Vallabha and Lucas BaxleyPhoto of Ed Derosier (right) talking about his poster

Photo of Dr. Jeremy Sellers and Chris McKeePoster attendees include Drs. David Maxwell and Meredith Storms

Poster attendeesPhoto of Paul Freeman and Dr. Ben Bahr

Photo of Nigel Hirth and Dr. John RoePhoto of Dr. Velinda Woriax

Photo of Robert Lamb and Dr. Ben Bahr Photo of Drs. Mark Canada and Siva Mandjiny and student Nigel HirthPhoto of Tommy Neal (left)

Photo of Dr. Robert Poage and Molly Musselwhite Photo of attendees at poster sessionPhoto of Tommy Neal and Dr. Rachel Smith

Photo of Mycah Sewell, Dr. Jeremy Sellers, and Nigel Hirth


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