This Friday, undergraduate researchers, faculty mentors and community members will converge in Mary Gates Hall for the 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Over 1,000 undergraduates will present their research work at the event, and many of their projects address pressing global issues.
Here are four exciting examples of globally-relevant undergraduate research projects:
The Role of Root-Zone Oxygen Dynamics in the Intake of Arsenic by Rice Plants, presented by Joe Ellingson, a senior civil engineering major and Mary Gates Scholar
Intimate Partner Violence: An Analysis on Domestic Abuse and Femicide in Italy, presented by Zoraida Arias, a senior majoring in Italian and Law, Societies & Justice and Ronald E. McNair Scholar
A Survey of Late Mesozoic Vertebrate Microfossils from the Blue Nile Gorge, presented by Sam Bottman, a sophomore from Seattle Central Community College, Brandi Agena, a sophomore anthropology major, Marine Lebrec, an Oceanography major and Guanlin Yu a freshman pre-science major
Qualitative Analysis of HIV Stigma in Seattle’s African Born Population, presented by Misghana Andemichael, a senior majoring in biochemistry and Ronald E. McNair Scholar