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Summer Research is Showcased during RISE Poster Session (August 2014)

Justin Branch Catheryn Wilson

Several of the University's undergraduate students had rewarding summers engaged in scientific research.  On Friday, 29 August 2014, their research was showcased during the End-of-Summer Student Research Presentation, sponsored by the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program. Fourteen students presented research posters during this annual event, which ran from 3:00-5:00 PM on the first floor lobby of the Oxendine Science Building. 

Donna Porter Zachary Lunn Caleb Stubbs

Christopher Long Carlisha Hall Sarah Ruiz

Several research mentors were on hand, and members of the University community dropped by to chat with students about their work. A wide range of topics in the STEM disciplines were showcased, including genomics, genetics, chemistry, mathematics, physics, ecology, reproductive biology, microbiology, and physiology.  Research projects took place on campus and in the surrounding counties, and as far away as Alaska and California.  Scott Bigelow of University Communications snapped photos and interviewed select students for a University Newswire article.  For a complete list of poster titles and authors, click Word or PDF.  

Samuel MarshallZaporia Swift and Aaron Byrd Marcus Sherman

Robert Poage and Christopher Long John Roe and Catheryn Wilson Gareth Hoffmann

The RISE program is designed to prepare students for research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and to enhance the environment for scientific research at UNC Pembroke.  The RISE program provides funding for student research and for related activities, including conference presentations.

Ben Bahr and Caleb Stubbs Scott Bigelow and Zachary Lunn student posters

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

Pictured from left to right in the photograph (below right) are Prof. Sailaja Vallabha (RISE), Dr. Ryan Anderson (Interim Director of the Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center), Dr. Robert Poage (RISE), and Dr. Maria Santisteban (Principal Investigator of the COMPASS Scholarship Program).

RISE poster attendees RISE, PURC, and Compass directors

Joanna Cole and Mark Canada

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