Trinity Students Accepted to National Conference for Undergraduate

National Conference for Undergraduate Research - PresentersWith topics spanning biology, racial attitudes, autism, ethics, and more, 12 Trinity students and alumni were selected to present their work at the prestigious National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis from April 6-8, 2017.

The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

Those invited to present their work were:

  • Jordan Jousma ’18:  ”The Effect of Co-Culturing H9c2 Cardiomyocytes With Mesenchymal Stem Cells On The Expression Of Cardiac Troponin-T”
  • Megan Gjertsen ’19: “Rising Above the Ash: An Analysis of Ash Tree Death Using Drone Technology”
  • Madeleine Tjoelker ’18: “Genomic Analysis: A Reflection on Biology, Counseling, and Ethics”
  • Cara Horstman ’18; Laura DeVries ’19; and Marie Sonnenburg ’19: “Gastrointestinal Microbiota’s Connection to Autism”
  • RebeccaLynn DeVries ’18; Sarah Roddy ’18; and Alyssa Milosz ’18: “What’s Wrong with Being Colorblind? The Role of Social Dominance in Adopting Racial Attitudes”
  • Meilani Cruz ’16: “Effects of Attraction and How Individuals Feel They Attract Mates”
  • Santana Caicedo ’17 and Emily Philips ’17: “Urban Waterways: Antibiotic Resistance”

NCUR brings together more than 3,500 students and their faculty mentors for a three day conference. NCUR provides students with the opportunity to present their scholarly research in a professional setting and interact with their peers, in addition to meeting with graduate school and corporate recruiters.