On Friday, April 5, 2019, over 900 MSU undergraduate students presented research and creative activities at the 21st annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, or UURAF.

On Friday, April 5, 2019, over 900 MSU undergraduate students presented research and creative activities at the 21st annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, or UURAF. Students discussed complex research topics and answered questions about their work from peers, faculty, staff, and the public. Presentations were evaluated by content experts who selected first-place presentations from each section representing 26 categories.  

The following students are the first-place recipients this year, and received $100. They were honored at an awards ceremony held April 10, 2019. First-place award recipients are eligible to submit their work for the two UURAF Grand Prizes ($500 each), which will be named in the summer.

Agriculture and Animal Science

Poster

·       Carlos Diola

·       Laura Ford

·       Qadir Muhammad, Ava Miller, Shannon Leary

·       Megan Frick

Oral

·       Megan Crawford

Anthropology

Poster

·       Emma Bignall, Hattie Pimentel, Hunter Kuchek, Rhett Pimentel

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Poster

·       Adam Fillion

·       Jay Wright

·       Jordyn Vanportfliet

·       Robby Teis

·       Teja Mogasala

Business

Poster

·       Nic Weller

·       Justin Bennie

·       Lydia Whipple

Oral

·       Dan Iancio

Cell Biology, Genetics, and Genomics

Poster

·       Tim Dorweiler

·       Lindsey Royer

·       Brian Amburn

·       Abi Otwell

Oral

·       Emma Bush

·       Brett Trombley

Communication Arts and Sciences

Poster

·       Ellen Brooks, Alexis Yang, Nikki Losievski

·       George McNiell, Gabriela Gendreau, Ian Crist, Hanna Wong, Whitney  Zhou, Stefani Taskas, Ann Desrochers

·       Carolyn Whiting and Patty Girardot

·       Victoria Topor

Oral

·       Emily Jenkins

Digital Media

Oral

·       Zoe Kissel and Elizabeth Keller

·       Andrea Uglietta

Education

Poster 

·       Mckain Williams

·       Eric Locker

·       China Gross

·       Robby Mckay and Matthew Neumann

Oral

  • Robby Mckay

Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics

Poster

·       Zoe Wilton

·       Mack Marshall

·       Heather Noonan

·       Rachelle Crow

·       Brant Toback

·       Aakash Dave

Environmental Science and Natural Resources

Poster

·       Vincent Marinelli

·       Tara Mojzuk

·       Sarah Klein

·       Ally Brown

Oral

·       David Heit

Epidemiology and Public Health

Poster

·       Gracie Goble

·       Claudia Allou

·       Payton Korhorn

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Poster

·       Sophia Perrelli

·       Travis Goeden

Oral

·       Anna Akariza

History, Political Science, and Economics

Oral

·        Anna Esether

Humanities

Poster

·       Mitch Carr, Kara Swanson, Talia Cohen, Jasmine Young

Oral

·       Katrina Stebbins

Integrative Biology and Organismal Biology

Poster

·       Michael Killewald

·       Ally Brown

·       Lynnea Jackson

Oral

·       Marty Schmidt

Kinesiology

Poster

·       Madeleine Motloch, Megan Miller and Emma Schuele

·       Kate Voisard

·       Kayley Irwin

Oral

·       Tucker Alchin

·       Katie McKee

Linguistics, Languages and Speech

Poster

·       Darby Grachek, Kerry Beres, Jett Hampton, Sara Sirna, Sarah Jones, Hollie Nusbaum

·       Lauren Lee, Raymond Abbo, Madelyn Marchiori

·       Sarah Dec, Audrey Saggau-Drotos, Paul Clancy, & Anusha Mamidipaka

Microbiology Immunology and Infectious Disease

Poster

·       Zara Sragi

·       Sean Hyslop

·       Mitchell Borin

·       Ishani Pandya

·       Megan Seyerle

Oral

·       Madison Patrus

Neuroscience

Poster

·       Faiez Samad and Hang Xiong

·       Maggie Ahern

·       Ashley Chambers

·       Ann Scazzero

Oral

·       Brent Strong

Physical Sciences

Poster

·       Hazirah Sanani

·       Dylan Mankel

·       Molly Janasik

·       Megan Davis

·       Peyton Lalain

Oral

·       Jordan Stomps

Plant Sciences

Poster

·       Kisanet Gebresilase

·       Paige Pline

·       Madeline Bresson

Oral

·       Brooke Desposato

Psychology

Poster

·       Maddie Bross, Riti Singh & Islam Said

·       Rebecca Flynn

·       Pero Dagbovie

·       Nataly Dawood

·       Jessica Fattal

·       John Bigham

·       Katie Lord

·       Dana Pontious

·       Ash Boss

·       Bella Andrus

·       Taylor Anderson

Oral

·       Valerie Kemp

Social Sciences: General

Poster

·       Ella Patrona & Jessica Altenberger

·       Terra Dunn and Nina Brown

·       Emily Hatch and Kate LaFrenz

Oral

·       Samantha Wagner

·       Rachel Rantanen

·       Kendra Hungerford

Social Work

Poster

·       Claire Beutler

Sociology

Poster

·       Ayla Schwartz

·       Bridget Owens

Oral

·       Faizan Ali

Toxicology and Pharmacology

Poster

·       Lysie Eldridge

·       Benjamin Kessler

Visual and Performing Arts

Poster

·       Cassie Feith

·       Brandon Barker

Oral

·       Richard Tanner