COS Students Shine at Graduate Research Forum
The UCF Pegasus Ballroom was packed Tuesday, April 5 with graduate students sharing their innovative, original research and creative projects at 14th Annual Graduate Research Forum.
More than 200 students and 80 faculty judges participated in the event and over $16,000 in awards was presented for Best in Category presentations. Additionally, first place winners are invited to present at the Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium on April 21, 2017 at the University of South Florida. At this event top graduate students selected from universities across the state of Florida will compete for awards at the state level.
Congratulations to the following College of Sciences students who were granted awards for their outstanding presentations in each of the categories as follows.
MATHEMATICS, OPTICS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Second Place Doctoral
Matthew Logan, Chemistry Ph.D.
Optical Bandgap Control in Titanium Based Isoreticular Metal-Organic Frameworks for Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 Under Blue Light
Mentor: Fernando Uribe-Romo, Ph.D.
Co-Authors: Suliman Ayad, Department of Chemistry, Florida State University; Jeremy Adamson; Tristan Dilbeck, Department of Chemistry, Florida State University; Kenneth Hanson, Department of Chemistry, Florida State University; Fernando Uribe-Romo, Ph.D.
First Place Doctoral
Lindsay Conner, Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology Ph.D.
Information Integration in Economic Value Judgments: A Shift from Affective to Deliberative Decision Network Regions
Mentor: Nichole Lighthall, Ph.D.
Co-Authors: Ian Dalton; Marilyn Horta, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Florida; Desiree Gulliford, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Florida; Ian Frazier, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Florida; Natalie Ebner, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Florida; Nichole Lighthall, Ph.D.
First Place Master’s
Rachel Cockins, Industrial and Organizational Psychology M.S.
Examining Team Roles as Coordinative Mechanisms in Isolated, Confined Environments
Mentor: Shawn Burke, Ph.D.
Co-Author: Ryan Howell; Shawn Burke, Ph.D.
Second Place Master’s
Jennifer Hudson, Political Science M.A.
Youth Labor Market Conditions and the NEET Population in the EU: How do Poor Labor Market Opportunities Discourage Youth?
Mentor: Kerstin Hamann, Ph.D.
To see photos from the Graduate Research Forum please visit the College of Graduate Studies Facebook page here.