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Lehigh Valley undergraduate research winners announced

4/17/2013 —

Twenty-five students submitted their research projects for consideration during Penn State Lehigh Valley's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held on Apr. 4 at the campus in Center Valley. First, second, and third place awards were bestowed on the top projects in both the STEM and Arts and Humanities categories. The winning projects are:

Arts and Humanities

First
Project Title: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Costs – Post Obamacare
Student: Karim M. Badre
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Jacqueline S. McLaughlin and Robert T. Wolfe

Second
Project Title: American Traditions, Holidays and Activities
Student: Angelica DeLucia
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Xenia Hadjioannou and Dr. Marisa Hockman

Third
Project Title: Colombia: What You Don't Know
Students: Diana Cabezas and Juliana Vergara
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ana B. Figueroa-Coddou

STEM

First
Project Title: Gamma Globin Expression in Human K562 Leukemic Cell Line
Students: Patrick D. Hullihen, Digisha R. Patel, Jessica A. Raad, and Anthony J. Toczek
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Jacqueline S. McLaughlin and Melissa S. Coyle

Second
Project Title: FPGA Controlled Vehicle
Student: Austin Crain
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hal Scholz

Third
Project Title: Effects of Infill Solidity and Deposition Temperature on Tensile Properties of 3-D Printed ABS models
Students: Joseph Masiewicz and Richard Mastrorilli
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marietta Scanlon

The next step for some of these winners as well as other participating projects is to present their work at the annual regional undergraduate research symposium, which is to be held at Penn State Hazleton this year on Apr. 16. Lehigh Valley campus faculty will also be among the judges at the regional event.

 

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