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December 2022 SOURCE Intersections award winners announced

SOURCE Intersections, which was held in December 2022, featured undergraduates presenting their research and creative projects spanning across many disciplines, including arts and humanities, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences.

The winners of the poster presentations include:

Arts and Humanities

  • 1st – Alex Clampffer, “The Importance of Having Properly Funded Art Programs in Public Schools.”
    Faculty Mentor: Anastasia Dimitropoulos, PhD, Department of Psychological Sciences

Engineering and Computer Sciences

  • 1st, tied – Benjamin George, Brinda Kapur, and Cora Lutes. “Automated Hydroponic System.” Faculty Mentor: Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu, PhD, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
  • 1st, tied – Andrea Regli, Mark Vaughn, and Zach Baldwin. “D.R.U.M.: Digital Rhythmic Utility Modules.” Faculty Mentor: Daniel Saab, PhD, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
  • 1st, tied – Quang Le. Piezoelectric Sonicator for Aerosolization. Faculty Mentor: Shanel Pickard, PhD, MD, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • 2nd – Aaron Rodrigues, Eric Chen, Shifra Narasimhan, Jeremiah Ukwela, and Lauren Zukowski. “Development of an At-Home Electroencephalogram (EEG) Device.” Faculty Mentor: Colin Drummond, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Life Sciences

  • 1st, tied – Latavya Chintada. “The Role of Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration in Decision-Making Deficits in a Rodent Model of Traumatic Brain Injury.” Faculty Mentor: Ken Baker, PhD, Department of Neurosciences, Cleveland Clinic
  • 1st, tied – Hannah Stein-Halilovic. Endometriosis: Painfully Underfunded and Understudied. Faculty Mentor: Yolanda Fortenberry, PhD, Department of Biology
  • 2nd, tied – Thomas Disabato, “The Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in the Sciatic Nerve Following Injury.” Faculty Mentor: Richard Zigmond, PhD, Department of Neurosciences
  • 2nd, tied – Kaitlyn Koo, Optimizing Electroporation Parameters for Efficient Transfection of Primary Neurons. Faculty Mentor: Qingzhong Kong, PhD, Department of Pathology

Physical Sciences

  • 1st – Madison Pugh. “Synthesis and Characterization of Hexyloxy Substituted Azadipyrromethene-Based Non-Fullerene Acceptors.” Faculty Mentor: Geneviève Sauvé, PhD, Department of Chemistry
  • 2nd – Kai Yamagami. “Droplet coacervate is stabilized in a polymer gel network by crowding and elasticity.” Faculty Mentor: Svetlana Morozova, PhD, Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering

Social Sciences

  • 1st, tied – Johnathan Huynh. “Sleep Quality and Cardiometabolic Risk in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.” Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing
  • 1st, tied – Claire Turner. “Mental Health Outcomes and Interventions in Children with Parental Cancer.” Faculty Mentor: Anastasia Dimitropoulos, PhD, Department of Psychological Sciences
  • 2nd, tied – Paola Van der Linden Costello. “The Impact of Nixon’s Administration Bills on Prison Population Demographics: An Interrupted Time Series Study.” Faculty Mentor: Mary Erdmans, PhD, Department of Sociology
  • 2nd, tied – Harrison Shepherd. “Mentally Incarcerated: Psychological Services on Offer in Prisons.” Faculty Mentor: Anastasia Dimitropoulos, PhD,Department of Psychological Sciences