Feb 28th, 2013 by danika
Undergraduate Research Initiative – Academic Year 2012-2013
Students and Faculty Discovering Together
The Undergraduate Research Scholars Initiative (URI) at The University of Texas-Pan American is a program where undergraduate students share in the excitement of research discoveries, work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students who are creating new knowledge, and learn valuable research techniques. The initiative allows undergraduate students to obtain real-world research experience in a field of interest related to their majors.
Benefits for Students
- A chance for in-depth learning and experience with academic research.
The URI allows students to concentrate in specific academic areas with rigor beyond what they may encounter in a classroom setting alone.
- One-on-one faculty interaction.
Students work directly with a faculty member in his or her research program.
The Student/Faculty research team will receive an award of up to $2,000 for their research activities (typically used to employ students as direct wage Student Assistants to work on research projects or support student travel to present the research findings).
Faculty also benefit from the collaboration
In addition to having help with research endeavors, up to $500 of the total $2,000 award may be used by the faculty mentor for travel to present the student-assisted research at an academic forum. Faculty receiving more than one URI award in an academic year are only eligible for one $500 faculty travel award.
The deadline for the 2012-2013 Award was October. We had over 90 applications and were able to leverage funding to support 59 awards. The faculty-student teams and their research projects come from across the university and we are proud list them here. Congratulations and we look forward to next year’s projects.
Alvarez Stephanie, Vasquez, Iliana , COAH, Women in Conjunto: A Visual and Oral History of Women in a Working-Class Music Genre
Azarbayejani, Mohammad, Galvan L, Valadez H, COECS,
Balci Tamer, Rodriguez, Matthew, COAH, US-Turkey Relations after WWI: Beginning of Diplomatic Relations and Obsacles
Banu, Jameela, Navarro, Jorge F, COHSHS/COSM, Effects of Nutritional Supplements on Bone Loss and Bone Mestastisis
Benham Grant, Arevalo, Israel , COSBS, Emotion Suppression and Health 2012
Bhatta, Dambaru, Gamas, Brian, COSM, Mathematical Modeling and a Numerical Technique to Compute Heat Transfer in a Cylindrical Metal Bar
Boudreau James, Uhthoff, Hanz, COBA, Using a Game-Theoretic Contest Model to Predict UFC Matches: A Research Proposal
Bullard James, Aidunuthula, Likhitha R, COSM, Expression Optimization and Characterization of Protein Synthesis Elongation Factor G (EF-G) from Bacillus Subtilis
Caruntu Dumitru, Martinez, Thania A, COECS, Inverse Dynamics Modeling of Human Leg for Rehabilitation and Knee Replacements Applications
Caruntu Dumitru, Montalvo, Joseph, COECS, Reduced Order Model of Electrostatically Actuated NEMS Sensors to Inlcude Casimir Effect
Caruntu Dumitru, Requenez, Jaime, COECS, Electrostatically Actuated Nonuniform NEMS/MEMS Sensors
Chen, Roy, Gonzalez, Itzel E. , COHSHS , Emotional Eating in Hispanic College Students
Cisneros Angel Saavedra, Gonzalez I, Lopez S, COSBS, Issues, campaign messages and the ‘Mexican Spring’: Social Media and Political Advertisements in the 2012 Mexican Federal Election.
Cisneros Angel Saavedra, Gonzalez M, Diaz J, COSBS, Campaigns after the 2007 Electoral Reform in Mexico: The Messages of Mass Media and Social Media
Corpuz Edgar, Marquez, Abril, COSM, Transfer of Learning in the Context of an Introductory Physics Lab: Is it Rare or Ubiquitous?
Crown Stephen, DeLaRosa, Aaron, COECS, Railroad Bearing Extracting and Mounting Mechanism for a Single Bearing Tester
Crown Stephen, Diedrich, Thomas M, COECS, Optimization of a Load Sensor in a Railroad Bearing Adapter under a Suspension Elastomer Element
Crutchfield, Ruth, Jeske, Alice, COHSHS, The Effectiveness of Melodic Intonation Therapy on English Speaking Adults with Expressive Aphasia
Escobari Diego, Navarro, Carlos I, COBA, Economic Variations and Human Capital across Regions
Fuentes Arturo, Gonzalez, Amy, COECS, Railroad Bearing Defect Detection
Fuentes Arturo, Reyes, Oscar, COECS, Service Life of Ultrasonically Scanned Railroad Bearing Cups
Galstyan Anahit, Saldana, Cristina, COSM, HyperbolicEquations of Mathematical Cosmology
Gonzalez, Juan, Chapa P, Eizember S, Suarez J, COE, The Effects of Lower Body Positive Pressure on Resting Systolic, Diastolic Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in College Age Students
Graham, Margaret, Morin, Thalia , COSBS, Feeding Babies in the LRGV: Perspectives of Lactation Peer Counselors
Haider, Waseem, Hernandez, Maria , COECS, Surface Analysis of Titanium-Based Alloys used in Orthopedic Devices
Hinthorne James, Gomez, Maria, COSM, Radiometric Age of the Catahoula Tuff near Rio Grande City
Ho, Jungseok, Vento, Melissa , COECS, Arroyo Colorado Hydraulic Channel Routing Study
Ho, Jungseok, Bautista, Oziel , COECS, Bioswale Hydraulic and Water Quality Performance Modeling Study
Huber, Tim, Lara, Danny, COSM, A Fourier Analytic Approach to Eisenstein Series Identities in Ramanujan’s Notebooks
Jones Robert, Leal, Aurelio, COECS, Development of Conductive Elastomer Materials for High Dynamic Load Environments
Jones Robert, Mealer, Arthur, COECS, Embedded Load Sensing System for a Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer Suspension Element
Kypuros, Javier, Salas, Jesus, COECS, Implementation of Wireless Temperature Nodes for Continuous Rail Bearing Monitoring and Service Optimization
Lavariega Monfori, Jessica, Huron, Veronica , COSBS, The Poverty Draft? An Initial Examination of the Role of Economic Status in U.S. Military Recruitment of Hispanic Students
Lawton, Sean, Salinas, Carlos , COSM, The Fundamental Group of Singular Characters
Lawton, Sean, Cavazos, Sam , COSM, Counting General Linear and Orthogonal Characters of Free Groups
Lee, Hyun-chul, Guzman, Juan M. , COSM, Comparison of NASA Hubble Space Telescope WFC/31R
Liu, Lai, Ramirez, Evelyn, COBA, A Study of Internship Opportunities on USAJOBS.gov
Mao, Yuanbing, Bravo, Jennifer , COSM, Heterogeneous Core/Shell Nanostructured Photocatalysts for High Efficient Waste Water Treatment
Martinez Glenn, Vasquez, Anna , COAH, Medical Assistants as Interpreters in the Health Delivery System in the Rio Grande Valley: Linquistic Proficiency and Interpreting Performance
Martinez Glenn, Villegas, Jose , COAH, Medical Assistants as Interpreters in the Health Delivery System in the Rio Grande Valley: Knowledge of Interpreting Protocol and Ethical Practice
Montgomery, Gary, Passons, Marissa , COSBS, Technological Advances Leading Children to Live a More Sedentary Lifestyle
Murillo, Luz, Ortega, Cinthia E, COE, Learning from Bilingual Family Literacies in Texas Border Colonias
Plas, Daniel, Sepulveda, Eduardo, COE, Screening Primary Antibodies Against Neural Proteins in Lymnaea Stagnalis
Popan, Jason, Delgado, Cynthia , COSBS, Predictors of Voter Participation among Hispanic Young Adults in the Rio Grande Valley
Pozorksi, Thomas, Robledo, Christina , COSBS, Archaeological Excavation at the Early Site of Huerequeque, Casma Valley, Peru
Pozorski, Shelia, Gutierrez, Miguel , COSBS, Archaeological Investigation at the Early Site of Huerequeque, Casma Valley, Peru
Rampersand, Joanne, Martinez, Marcelo , COSM, Determination of the Toxicity of Cloned Parasporin 1 Protein in an Animal Model
Roy, Ranadhir & Riahi, Daniel, Guerrero, Adrian, COSM, Modeling and Computation of Fluid Flow in Solid Tumor
Skowronek, Russell, Flores, Lupe A. , COAH, Revisiting South Texas History: Multi-Ethnic Settler Ranchero Families of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1851-Present
Stehn Alexander, Rodriguez, Jose , COAH, Antonio Caso’s Mexican Philosophy in Translation
Tarawneh, Constantine, Owens, Allen, COECS, Railroad Bearing Cone-Assembly Evaluation Station
Tarawneh, Constantine, Navarro, Brenda, COECS, Vibration Analyses for Railroad Bearing Condition Monitoring
Terry, Matthew, Rana, Huanid, COSM, Buliding a CDNA Library Resource for Comprehensive Study of the Evolution and Development of the Insect Body Plan
Wang, Xiaohui, Fernandez, Luis, COSM, Exmaning Mathematic Anxiety among Hispanic Students
Wang, Xiaohui, Guajardo, Raul M, COSM, Is Algebra Necessary to Students in an Introductory Statistics Course?
Watt, Karen, Martinez, Jorge, COE, Examining the College Preparation and Readiness of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) High School Graduates
Wiley, Eric, Lerma, Randy, COAH, Mexican American Dance -Theatre Project
Zeng, Liang, Martinez, Linda, COSM, Schlieren Imaging of Sound Standing Waves of Air Columns in a Pipe
Zeng, Liang, Rodriguez, Jennifer, COSM, Computer Simulation of Sound Standing Waves of Air Columns in a Pipe