Fall Undergraduate Research Fair (FURF)

Furf 2020

This year, the Fall Undergraduate Research Fair is a little different.

Because of Covid19, we will hold the 2020 Fall Undergraduate Research Fair virtually. Here's the schedule for Thursday, Oct. 8, which will be held on Zoom. All students will receive links to attend via their Notre Dame email address. There's no need to register to attend, but you will need to apply if you would like to present your research.

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.: Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Concurrent information sessions with organizations offering undergraduate research opportunities, as well as student research presentations and live Q&A
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. Undergraduate research internship information

Details about each session

All Zoom links for the following will be sent to your Notre Dame e-mail box a week in advance, and the day of -- so all you have to do is open your email and hop onto a session!

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.: Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry

Steven M. Wietstock, teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will talk about research opportunities available to undergraduate students.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Concurrent information sessions with organizations offering undergraduate research opportunities

The following organizations will have Zoom sessions so you can meet with their representatives:

Flatly Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)



University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

Nanovic Institute for European Studies

Museum of Biodiversity

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

ND Energy

John J. Reilly Center

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative

Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend

Also at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Student research presentations with live Q& A

Three-minute videos by students will be added October 7. After watching them, you'll click on each students name to meet with the student through Zoom and ask about their insights on completing undergraduate research. Zoom meeting links will be sent to your email address for all the students' meetings, below:

Margrethe Andreasen, biological sciences: Log Less Travelled: How different temporal conditions effect the pathway selection of Woodland Deer Mice, Peromyscus maniculatus gracilis.

Robert Bartsch, physics: Element Screening System by Particle-Induced Gamma Emission

Caroline Bice, environmental science: Otolith microchemistry distinguishes habitat use in a recreationally-important sportfish, walleye (Sander vitreus)

Samuel Bosio, environmental science: Dynamics of Large Wood Added to Midwestern, USA, Streams

Willian De Faria, psychology: Using Computational Models to Measure Neural Dedifferentiation in Older Adult Humans

Irving Delgado-Arellanes, neuroscience and behavior: Bioinformatic Analysis of Gene Expression in a Drosophila melanogaster model of Iron Deficiency

Matthew Donahue, biology: DDT and TTX resistance in Limnephilus caddisflies 

Katrina Fliotsos, science-business: Preliminary Exploration of the Macaque Mycobiome Using 18S rRNA Metabarcoding

Emmet Flynn, science computing: Geographic Signal in Macaque Gut Microbiomes: a Machine Learning Approach

Olivia Jazbutis, neuroscience and behavior: The Effects of Spacing and Time Pressure on the Learning and Retention of Arithmetic Facts

Morgan Johnson, neuroscience and behavior: Evaluating the Effects of Negatively Valenced Emotional Information on Memory

Gabriela Kim: neuroscience and behavior: Kabuki syndrome

Paul Kinkopf, physics in medicine: Optimizing Plasma-Induced DNA Damage for Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets (APPJ)

Jessamine Kuehn, biochemistry: The pH-sensitive Mechanism of the IDH1-R132H Mutation Recurrent in Glioma Cancer Cells

Daniel Lipa, applied and computational mathematics and statistics: Using Machine Learning to Predict Aqueous DNA Damage Caused by an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet

Matt Millado, environmental sciences: Future flood resilience: Assessing the role of urban ecological infrastructure and ecosystem services in scenario planning

Alex Nisbet: The Hidden Stress of Cancer: Reinterpreting pediatric oncology in light of ACE research within the lifecourse health science framework

Christian Oakley, physics in medicine: Spinal cord injury after open and endovascular repair of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms: A meta-analysis

Mariah Parsons, neuroscience and behavior: ;Music and Memory: Effects of Different Background Music on Reading Comprehension

Tracy Preko, neuroscience and behavior: Meta-analysis of Valence Effects in Child Overgeneral Memory

Haley Rague, neuroscience and behavior: Attunement and Transmission of Stress Physiology as a Factor of Maternal Cumulative Risk

Mario-Cyriac Tcheukado, psychology: Investigating the Effects of Integrative vs. Non-integrative Encoding Strategy on Sleep-based Memory Consolidation

Sophie Yue, science pre-professional: Sexual abstinence improves female mating behavior in a PCOS zebrafish model

7:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Undergraduate Research Internship Information Night

Associate Teaching Professor Jennifer Robichaud in the Department of Biological Sciences will moderate a  Zoom panel discussion with student researchers Owen Ivan, Louise Medina Bengtsson and Trent Robinett to share their undergraduate research experience.


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