Research Symposium Awards 24 Students and Announces New Partnership


The 28th Annual Spring Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), the Undergraduate Research Club (URClub), and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA), took place Wednesday, April 24 in the Talley Student Union Ballrooms from 12:00-4:30pm. Over 200 posters were presented, representing the research work of over 400 students in each of the 9 colleges at NC State University. Congratulations to each of the presenters as well as their mentors!


During the Symposium, 101 presenters chose to participate in judging. Students who receive top honors are invited to join Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. The following 24 students were awarded with Outstanding Poster Presentations:

Alicia Schubert, Agriculture & Life Sciences

Ruth Parsons, Agriculture & Life Sciences

Christian McRoberts Amador, Agriculture & Life Sciences

Arianna George, Agriculture & Life Sciences

Anne Pajerski, Agriculture & Life Sciences

Michael Bowen, Engineering

Christopher Adam Luck, Engineering

Hannah Monroe, Engineering

Ellie Scott, Engineering

Ariana Frey, Engineering

Alan Woodlief, Engineering

Corwin Kerr, Engineering

Kelcie Bullock, Humanities & Social Sciences

Sara Darwish, Humanities & Social Sciences

E Genesis Torres, Humanities & Social Sciences

Anai Santibanez, Humanities & Social Sciences

Kathryn Jewell, Natural Resources

Sophia Alexandra Nunno-Gorbachev, Textiles

Anna Pannick, Sciences

Adam Bonfield, Sciences

Mackenzie Fiss, Sciences

Alaine Castillo, Sciences

Drake Johnson, Sciences

Shaian Lashani, Sciences


Additionally, the Panhellenic Association announced a new partnership with the OUR. Panhellenic will provide one woman with a $500 research award for the 2019-20 academic year. While any student identifying as a woman can apply, preference will go to students who are members of a Panhellenic sorority and/or submit a proposal focusing on women’s issues. Click here for the full announcement.


The Office of Undergraduate Research supports and promotes discovery-, inquiry-, and creativity-based opportunities through mentored research experiences. Formally founded in 2002, the OUR connects undergraduate students with opportunities to conduct research, provides financial support through research and travel awards, and encourages the presentation of research on campus and around the world. For regular updates, join the OUR Google Group.


Upcoming Funding Opportunity: Students interested in receiving research funding of up to $1,000 for the 2019-20 academic year are encouraged to submit their research proposals this summer. The proposal system will open May 1-June 25. For more information, go to


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