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Illinois Summer Research Symposium (ISRS)

Illinois Summer Research Symposium

July 22-23, 2021 on Gather.Town 

The Illinois Summer Research Symposium brings together research programs that support the inclusion and participation of students from US populations underrepresented in graduate study to present their research. More than 150 students will present research that has been developed through the mentorship and training of faculty members from across a variety of disciplines.

Participating Programs

EBICS REU - National Science Foundation Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems

GSEF - Graduate School Exploration Fellowship

POETS - Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems

PRECS - Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students

REACH Program - Research & Education for the Advancement of Compassionate Healthcare

SPI - Summer Predoctoral Institute

SROP at Illinois - Summer Research Opportunities Program for Undergraduates at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

SURE Tox - Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Toxicology at the University of Illinois

 

2021 ISRS Award Winners:

Outstanding Poster

  • Lourdes Marinna Caro Rivera (SROP) - A Mechanistic Study of the Positive Effect of Cryopreservation on Skeletal Muscle Tissue Differentiation
  • Endia Fletcher (SPI) - What are the Reproductive Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Phthalate Mixtures in F1 Male and Female Offspring?
  • Jared Ian Lagman Gadia (SROP) - N-acetylcysteine Regulation of H2O2-Induced Oxidative Stress in Skeletal Muscle
  • Soohyun Lee (PRECS) - Bioinformatics Protocol for Assessing Contamination Level and Quality on Genomics Data of Ensifer and Rhizobium
  • Angel Martinez (SROP) - The Morphological and Immunological Effects of Sub-chronic Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate Exposure on the Ileum and Colon of Adult Female Mice

Honorable Mention

  • Christina Cail-Lewandowski (SPI) - Frameworks of a Tech-savvy Leader
  • Sydney Helena Hemenway (SROP) - Characterization of Coated and Oriented LiCoO2 Cathodes Under Extreme Conditions
  • Kiara Langford (SROP) - COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on the Health of Illinois Residents: Qualitative Analysis of Citizen Journaling
  • Priyanka Sarangabany (SROP) - Generative Adversarial Networks for Topology Optimization of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters

 

Outstanding Oral Presentation

  • Adrian Brown (SROP) - Understanding Youth Identity, Agency, and Belonging
  • Erin Emme (SPI) - Understanding Sea Salt Aerosols in the Arctic: Estimating Emissions form Open Leads in Sea Ice
  • Sydney Helena Hemenway (SROP) - Characterization of Coated and Oriented LiCoO2 Cathodes Under Extreme Conditions
  • D'Aiyress Lewis-Mayfield (SROP) - Black Women in Sports Media: Underrepresented yet THE Representatives
  • Tiffany Reyes (SPI) - Elementary Teachers' Sources for Improving Their Mathematics Instruction
  • Megan Tucker (PRECS) - The Genetics of Aggression in Unique Three-Spined Stickleback Populations

Honorable Mention

  • Jackie Abing (SPI) - “I will never step on my flag”: Semiotics of Nationalism and Citizenship in the Oral Histories of 1930’s U.S. Mexican Repatriation Survivors
  • Terrence Freeman (SROP) - Colonialism, Rebellion and Autonomy: An Analysis of the Conditions Conducive to Grand Marronage in Colonial Brazil
  • Desiré Rivera Borges (SROP) - Effects of Tumor Microenvironment Stiffness on Colon, Breast, and Pancreatic Cancer Progression and Metastasis
  • Priyanka Sarangabany (SROP) - Generative Adversarial Networks for Topology Optimization of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters
  • George Vazquez (SPI) - Researching Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Water and Their Association With Breast Cancer

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