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2022 Fall Symposium

Highlighting undergraduate research, community engaged projects, creative endeavors, and our Phelps Family C.A.P. Scholarship Awards.

Date: November 10, 2022

Time: 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Location: Longs Peak Ballroom

Sign up as a spectator (Non-presenter): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4da5aa2aa4f85-fall3

The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting the annual UNC Fall Undergraduate Symposium on November 10, 2022. OUR selects undergraduate students with outstanding research or creative works to present. Students will compete for the opportunity to present at NCUR funded by the University of Northern Colorado. Scholarship winners, grant winners, and other individuals will be honored at this event.

OUR will cover all conference expenses for the selected UNC Undergraduate students to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 13-15, 2023, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The selected candidates will work with OUR to edit their abstract with the final version of their abstract. 


  • Poster Presentations 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.
  • Oral Presentations 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Keynote Speaker4:30 p.m.
  • Awards 4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • CAP Scholar Awards
    • OUR Grant Recognition
    • Mentor Program Recognition
    • Fall Symposium Awards

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Location: University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire

Date: April 13-15, 2023

Students who present at Fall Symposium will have the opportunity to be selected to represent UNC at the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

For more information about NCUR, including categories, abstract guidelines, location, and travel information: https://www.cur.org/what/events/students/ncur/ncur_2023/

Previous Fall Symposium:

Fall 2021

The Office of Undergraduate Research hosted the annual UNC Fall Undergraduate Symposium on November 11, 2021. OUR selected a total of 15 students with outstanding research to present. At the Symposium, 7 students with oral presentations and 5 students with posters competed for the opportunity to present at NCUR funded by University of Northern Colorado.

Abstract guidelines, including guidelines for performing and visual arts, can be found at this link: https://ncur.secure-platform.com/a

2021 Fall Symposium Finalists & Winners

Oral Presentations


Claire Hamilton, eYFP Mice and T Cell Marker Expression
Faculty Mentor: Gregory DeKrey


Nicola Anglo-Raymundo, Culturally Relevant Literature: A Study in Usage and Limitation, Faculty Mentor: Stacy Bailey


Danielle Belcher, Gender Identity Effects on Physical Activity Application –Based Connection, Faculty Mentor: Megan Stellino


Rowan Smart, Exploring the Difference in Mental Health Between Gifted and Nongifted Middle and High School Students, Faculty Mentor: Paul Klaczynski

Abril Olivas, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: An Analysis of its Presence within a Teacher Preparation Program, Faculty Mentor: Dana Walker

Alyssa Brock-Moore, Analysis on mRNA Expression of Distinct Layer V Cell Types, Faculty Mentor: Mark Thomas

Mia Constransitch, A Systematic Review on the Effects of Parent Training for Parents of Children that are Users of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems, Faculty Mentor: Nicole Reisfeld

Poster Presentations


Hunter Noel, HPLC Analysis of Potentially Counterfeit Samples of Amoxicillin, Faculty Mentor: Corina Brown


Karissa Terry, The Decision-Making Process of Parents choosing Cochlear Implantation for their Child, Faculty Mentor: Sandy Bowen


Mireya Marquez, Impact of Social Media on Mental Health: A Look at Cohort Differences, Faculty Mentor: Nancy Karlin


Chloe Parsons, Food Insecurity in an Anthropogenic Age: An Analysis into How Consumer Demand will Shift During Crisis Events, Faculty Mentor: Christina Kuchmaner

Madison Baczuk, Neurology and Post-Trial Story Status, Faculty Mentor: Paul Hawkins