International Undergraduate Research Symposium

International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad

Early in each academic year, the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research marks the academic homecoming of international research students with the INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, brief illustrated research presentations crafted for a general audience of faculty, students, administrators, supporters, families, and invited guests.  The 2019 Symposium (featuring the work of IROP and SURF Abroad grant recipients) will be held over Homecoming weekend on Friday, October 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in MUB theaters 1 & 2.

Brianna McGrath, Nursing,  with a colleague at the Unjani Clinic, South Africa



2019 International Undergraduate Research Symposium 

Nooran Alhamdan, Analytical Economics/Political Science

Research Site: Irbid, Jordan

Topic: Construction of Palestinian Identity Among Refugees in Jordan

Jacob Gehrung, Environmental Science: Ecosystems

Research Site: Quito, Ecuador

Topic: Community Dependence on Ivory Palm in Ecuador

Francis Gesel, Kinesiology: Exercise Science,

Research Site: Hamilton, ON Canada

Topic: Determining the Optimal Per Meal and Total Daily Dietary Protein Requirement to Preserve or Improve Physical Function and Strength in Sarcopenic Older Men and Women

Alana Gudinas, Physics 

Research Site: Zurich, Switzerland

Topic: Probing Dynamics of Atomic-Scale Systems

Brianna McGrath, Nursing

Research Site: Pretoria, South Africa

Topic: Professional Nurse-Led Unjani Clinics: Increasing Access to Primary Care in South Africa

Asher Merrill, Physics 

Research Site: Genoa, Italy

Topic: Simulations and Analyses of a Dark Matter Detector

Tejas Moses, BFA Studio Arts: Ceramics 

Research Site: Jingdezhen, China

Topic: An Investigation of Form and Surface in the Porcelain Capital of the World

Darby O’Neil, Political Science & International Affairs

Research Site: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Topic: Study of Gender Dynamics in Kazakhstan through Content Analysis of the Urban Landscape and Mediascape

Katherine Titus, Anthropology & History

Research Site: Çadir Hӧyük, Turkey

Topic: Examination of Late Chalcolithic Juvenile Human Remains at Çadir Hӧyük in Central Turkey