Expo Winners Spring 2017

  • Poster Presentation Winners
  • Oral Presentation Winners

Arts and Humanities

First Place: Producer- Casey Marley, Director of Photography- Kenzie Greer, Editor - Tyra Robinson, Casey Marley, Music - Zach Walker, David Smith, Jacob Richardson

Second Place: Millena Oliveira and Madison March

Biological and Life Sciences

First Place: Thaddeus Kwan, Candace L. Floyd, Jason Patel, Amanda Mohaimany-Aponte, and Peter H. King

Second Place: Samantha R. Golf, Jada H. Vaden, Julie A. Wilson, and Scott M. Wilson

Business, Financial, and International Studies

First Place: Andres Caceres

Second Place: Samuel Sullivan, IV

Education

First Place: Tina Tian, Joanna Schmidt, and Joseph Lucker

Second Place: B. Luke Harris and Eric P. Plaisance

Engineering

First Place: Devin Bonner, Austin Baecher, and Thomas Bailey

Second Place: James Ansell, Alexander Cruz Walma, David Lee, Hemali Patel, and Catherine Porter

Health Sciences

First Place: Magdalene Blevins and Elizabeth Kroeger

Second Place: Cecily Buchanan, Melanie Edwards, Karissa Krause, Hannah McClellan, Vicki Winstead, and Rita Jablonski-Jaudon

Physical and Applied Sciences

First Place: Aidan L O'Beirne, Michael R.C. Williams, Mel Hainey, Joan M. Redwing, and Rohit R. Prasankumar

Second Place: Carl Bartlett and Aaron Catledge, Ph.D.

Service Learning

First Place (tie):

  • Joshua Peeples, Blake Driggers, Michael Bedwell, Sikai Chen, Gilbert Contreras, and Ned Tracht
  • Olivia Battle, Michael Burson, and Bethany Mades
  • Michael Gray, In Knoll, Tracy Smitherman, and Audrey Swee

Second Place (tie):

  • Emma Latham
  • Kesha Oduyela, Brystin Arnold, Brenton Capers, and Jesse Shoop, Clarissa Parker, Namisha Adamson, and Bashar Khalaf

Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Place (tie):
  • Abigail Franks, Sara Harper, and Megan Richard
  • Kimberlie Payne

Second Place: Remy Y. Meir, Stacie K. Totsch, Aaron R. Landis, Tammie L. Quinn amd Robert E. Sorg

Works in Progress

First Place: Cameron Gordon, Michael Azar, Louis P. Watanabe, and Nicole C. Riddle

Second Place: Mina Y. Momeni, Heidi M. Johnson, and Nicole C. Riddle

First Place: Isabell Moon

Second Place: Charlotte Boles

 
UAB Undergraduate Research Expo Summer 2017
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Spring Expo

The Spring Expo includes both undergraduate research and service learning presentations. The Expo celebrates excellence in research, service learning, creative activity, and scholarship by showcasing the endeavors of undergraduate students.

For service learning, the Expo is an exposition of student and community engagement collaborations from students engaged in service-learning courses. The Expo gives service learning students the opportunity to gain presentation experience and to celebrate the projects and collaborations between community partners, UAB, and our greater community.

The Spring Expo will be held on April 13th & 14th in the Hill Student Center.

UAB Spring Expo 2017 Poster


Schedule

Thursday, April 13

Time Event Location
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. Student Registration and Judge Registration Outside 3rd Floor Ballrooms
1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Oral Presentations Rooms 312-318

 

Friday, April 14

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Student Registration and Poster Set-up Outside 3rd Floor Ballrooms
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Judge Registration Outside 3rd Floor Ballrooms
9:15 a.m. - 11:15a.m. Poster Presentations 3rd Floor Ballrooms
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker Alumni Theater
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Award Ceremony and Close Alumni Theater

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Keynote Speaker

Picture of Michele Forman

Michele Forman is a documentary filmmaker and Director of Media Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an interdisciplinary minor she co-founded in 2003.  The aim of the program is to educate college students in media production practice and film history, as well as connect them with crucial community issues in the Greater Birmingham area through documentary filmmaking, digital storytelling, and multimedia-based research. 

Forman gained her experience as an executive in feature films.  As Director of Development at Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, she was responsible for the acquisition and development of new projects, including New Jersey Drive, Girl 6, Sula, The Jackie Robinson Story, and Summer of Sam.  In addition, Forman served as associate producer on Mr. Lee's Academy Award-nominated film 4 Little Girls, a feature-length documentary for HBO about the bombing of the Sixteenth Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

Her work with the UAB Media Studies Program has created a student-produced archive of over 400 community-based social justice short films.  The films are available free of charge online, streaming from both the UAB Mervyn H. Sterne Digital Collection and the UAB Media Studies Vimeo Channel.  Program partnerships include Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, McWane Science Center, UAB School of Public Health, Sidewalk Film Festival, Vulcan Park and Museum, Red Mountain Park, WBHM, and the national oral history project, StoryCorps.  Media Studies has been supported in part by the Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues Initiative.

Since 1997, Forman has been directing and producing documentary projects for film and television, earning an Emmy nomination in 2001 for Coat of Many Colors.  Her feature-length documentary Climb for the Cause: A Breast Cancer Story (2007) documents five women who became activists for women’s health after surviving breast cancer.  The film sent Forman up Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of the world’s tallest peaks, following the women as they raised money and awareness about what women can accomplish after cancer.  Climb for the Cause was optioned for fictional adaptation by Caribou Entertainment.

Her current film Alabama Bound tells the story of same-sex families fighting for custody of their children, a crucial issue not resolved by the groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.  Alabama Bound is slated for premiere in California in June 2017.

Forman began her film work at Harvard University, where she double-majored in English and filmmaking. 

 

Previous Spring Expo Winners

Spring 2016