2014 NCUR Presenters
Kelsey’s research centered around the multiple song types of Canyon wrens that vary in factors such as syllable count, note appearance, pitch, length, and frequency.
Austin's thesis explores the resiliency of people who lost their homes in wildfires.
I am conducting research on the properties of serine proteases in the venom of the Yucatan snake.
Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium:
Last fall, students had an opportunity to submit their research for consideration in the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. Six undergraduate students with outstanding caliber of research participated in the Symposium held on November 7 at the University Center. Three finalists were selected from those who presented in November to represent UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which was held in Louisville, Kentucky in March.
Austin Seeley: “Experiences of Fire Survivors: What Factors Predict Resilience?” Mentor: Dr. Nancy Karlin, Psychology. Selected for NCUR.
Jennifer Wright: “Reconstructing activity patterns at Epidamnus, Albania: Impacts of Greek and Roman colonization” Mentor: Dr. Britney McIlvaine, Anthropology
Kelsey Eickelman: “Individuality in Canyon Wren Birdsong” Mentor: Dr. Lauryn Benedict, Biology. Selected for NCUR.
Carlos Cruz: “Retention and Persistence in Underrepresented Students in Multicultural Greek Life: A Case Study” Mentor: Dr. Gabriel Serna, Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership
Sara Harvey: “The Wren Opon her Nest: Gendering Language in Emily Dickinson’s Master Letters” Mentor: Dr. Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, English
Rachel Stice: “What Fosters a Successful Resident Assistant? A Qualitative Study on Resident Assistant’s Development of Self-Authorship” Mentor: Dr. Matthew Birnbaum, Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership
Ana Caudillo: “Serine Proteases in the venom of the Yucatan Rattlesnake” Mentor: Dr. Stephen Mackessy, Biology. Selected for NCUR.