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This important campus-wide event, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Honors College, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Latin@s Gaining Access to Networks for Advancement in Science program (L@S GANAS), the University Library, the Urban Health Program, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, showcases undergraduate student research covering a broad range of scholarship across a variety of disciplines.

The 2022 URF was held on April 6, 2022. The abstract book for the event is linked below. Future events will take place during the spring semester of each academic year.

If you are an undergraduate student who is involved in research, creative inquiry, performance, design, or other scholarly projects on campus under the formal supervision and/or direction of a UIC faculty member or other project supervisor, please consider presenting your work at the Undergraduate Research Forum.

See below for additional information pertaining to the event, including resources to help students prepare their research abstracts, presentations, and posters.

 

Undergraduate Research Forum 2022 Abstract Book

2022 Undergraduate Research Forum Award Winners Heading link

**Arts / Design / Humanities**

1st place: Evelyn Rios

  • Project Title: Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of a HIV/STI risk reduction intervention for juvenile offenders: PHAT (Preventing HIV/Aids Among Teens) Life
  • Supervisor: Nyssa Snow-Hill
  • Affiliations: The Honors College, L@S GANAS
  • Link to Abstract

3rd place: Ashley Maldonado

  • Project Title: Living the Pandemic: Stories from an Affordable Housing Agency and Its Tenants
  • Supervisor: Ralph Cintron
  • Affiliation: The Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Link to Abstract

**Business / Computer Science / Mathematics**

1st place (tie): Daniel Lee

  • Project Title: Chess: Math and Computers
  • Supervisor: Evangelos Kobotis
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

2nd place: Michelle Ramirez

  • Project Title: Navigating an Ocean of Video Data: Deep Learning for Humpback Whale Classification in YouTube Videos
  • Supervisor: Gonzalo Bello-Lander
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

**Engineering / Physical Sciences**

1st place (tie): Karim Al Zahabi

  • Project Title: Title Shear and Extensional Rheology of Artificial Saliva Formulations and Their Components
  • Supervisor: Name Vivek Sharma
  • Affiliations: The Honors College, The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award (CURA), The Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Link to Abstract

1st place (tie): Amir Shirsalimian

  • Project Title: Monte Carlo Simulations of Ordered Equimolar FCC-Nickel-Cobalt Alloy
  • Supervisor: Matthew Daly
  • Affiliation: The Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Link to Abstract

2nd place: Lesly Villarreal

  • Project Title: Engineering in vitro platform to precisely regulate oxygen tension on primary rat hepatocytes culture
  • Supervisor: Salman Khetani
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

**Life Sciences**

1st place: Annabelle Moore

  • Project Title: ApoE2 offers neuroprotection via the reduction of soluble AB42 in a transgenic mouse model
  • Supervisor: Mary Jo LaDu
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

2nd place: Alice Liu

  • Project Title: Functionally Engineered Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes for MS-induced Optic Neuritis
  • Supervisor: Steven Roth
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

3rd place: Armanjot Lakhen

  • Project Title: Subjective Responses to Methamphetamine in Men, Naturally Cycling Women, and Women Using Birth Control Pills
  • Supervisor: Emma Childs
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

**Social Sciences**

1st place (tie): Denice Bernal Dominguez

  • Project Title: Crimmigration: Beyond the Literature
  • Supervisor: Ashley Muchow
  • Affiliation: The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award (CURA)
  • Link to Abstract

1st place (tie): Karen John

  • Project Title: Medicaid and Healthcare Access
  • Supervisor: Yiqun Chen
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

1st place (tie): Faith Thrun

  • Project Title: Name Preserving Identity: Religious Expression and Community Over Time in Concordia Cemetery
  • Supervisor: Michelangelo Giampaoli
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

**Honors College Capstone Innovation Award**

1st place (tie): Emilio Ferral

  • Project Title: A Glowing Future
  • Supervisor: Paul Preissner
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract

1st place (tie): Shola Jimoh

  • Project Title: Beneath the Rummage of “The Black Metropolis”: The Socio-Cultural Consequences of Pathologizing Chicago’s South Side
  • Supervisor: Faheem Majeed
  • Affiliation: The Honors College
  • Link to Abstract