Summer Expo Survey

Expo Winners Summer 2016

  • Poster Presentation Winners
  • Oral Presentation Winners

Arts and Humanities

First Place: Bryce Martinez

Biological and Life Sciences

First Place: Sam Mabry, Emma Bloom, Rosainda Roberts

Second Place: (Tie)

  • Joshua Washington, Daniel Mount, Jennifer Davis, Siva Tekumalla, Hira Munir, Assata Pyatt, Karen Gamble
  • Rahul Gaini, Mary Phillips, Lucas Pozzo-Miller
  • Cesar J.Torres Gutierrez, Sean M. Santos, John L. Hartman IV
  • Estevan C. Beltran, Justin P. VanBeusecum, Shali Zhang, Anthony K. Cook, Edward W. Inscho
  • Jennifer Chavez, Poulami Basu Thakur, Michael J. Gray
  • Henry Paiste, Adam Lam, Israr Ahmad, Nilam Vetal, Sadis Matalon, Saurabh Aggarwal

Education

First Place: J. Woods, A. Kizer, K. Scott, K. Watkins

Second Place: Katie Watkins

Engineering

First Place: James Ansell, Palahiappian Sethu

Second Place: Julian A. Dover, Benjamin Geiger, Willis, Selvum Pillay

Health Sciences

First Place: Michelle Sonnenberger, Carmen De Miguel, Jennifer S. Pollock

Second Place: S.A. Ashouri, L.G. Etherton, L.J. Hicks, C.A. Gakumo

Physical and Applied Sciences

First Place: Lee, Walker, and Santiago

Second Place: Jacob Norman

Service Learning

First Place: Kristin Deneen

Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Place: Oladele Osisami, G. Bagcivan, D. Ejena, G.A. Mancavella, J.N. Dionne-Odom, E. Kvale, R. Tucker, M. Bakitas

Second Place: Remy Y. Meir, Stacie K. Totsch, Dr. Robert E. Sorge

Works In Progress

First Place: Calvin Colvin, Lucia Juarez, Bertha Hidalgo

Second Place: Aileena Nelson

Cooper Bailey

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The Summer Expo showcases the research and service learning work being produced by UAB undergraduates and other students in UAB summer research programs, summer REU programs, and other summer opportunities.

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The 2016 Summer Expo will be held on July 21st in the Hill Student Center.

Submissions are now closed.

Time Event and Location
8:30am-9:15am Student Registration and Poster Set-up
  Outside 3rd Floor Ballrooms
8:45am-9:15am Judge Registration
  Outside 3rd Floor Ballrooms
9:15am-11:15am Poster Presentations
  3rd Floor Ballrooms
11:30am-12:15pm Keynote Speaker
  3rd Floor Ballrooms
12:15pm-12:30pm Award Ceremony and Close
  3rd Floor Ballrooms

Keynote Speaker

Despina StavrinosDr. Despina Stavrinos is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Lab. As Director of the TRIP Lab, Dr. Stavrinos and her team are studying the cognitive aspects of transportation-related injury with a particular emphasis on the impact of distraction among at risk groups such as teens and young adults, older adults, and drivers with developmental disabilities. She has received funding from multiple federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Stavrinos has received numerous prestigious awards including being selected as a USDOT Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellow, the UAB University Transportation Center Student of the Year, the Society for Public Health Education Injury Prevention Fellow and most recently the Routh Early Career Award in Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Stavrinos’ applied behavioral background and expertise in unintentional injury and driving behavior has prepared her to serve as a research mentor to nearly a hundred of graduate, undergraduate and high school students creating highly relevant and engaging opportunities for students so they become active participants in the learning process.

Spring Expo Winners

Keynote Speaker

UAB Spring Expo 2016 flyerThis year the Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research is honored to have Josh Carpenter as the Keynote Speaker at the Spring Expo. His talk is titled Becoming Confident in Curiosity: Live the Questions.

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Josh Carpenter is the co-founder and president of Bama Covered, a non-profit public health education initiative. Due to its innovative approach in grassroots health education and student engagement, Bama Covered has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and NBC news among other national and local publications. Founded in the winter of 2013, Bama Covered trained and mobilized nearly 700 college students to engage in 100,000 conversations in the communities that surrounded their campuses. Previously, Mr. Carpenter served as a White House intern and was a Teach for America corps member in Alabama’s inaugural corps. He taught English and theater, and coached football and baseball in his home state of Alabama, where in 2012, he was named the state’s “Golden Apple Teacher of the Year.” A Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Carpenter earned his M.Sc. in comparative social policy and is currently studying for a D.Phil. in politics at Oxford University where he explores the intersections of the political engagement of low-income citizens and health policy. He also holds a B.S. in business from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he graduated, Magna Cum Laude, was named the school’s top business student, and received the President’s award for outstanding campus leadership.

While in Oxford, Mr. Carpenter was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. In addition to actively participating in sports at Oriel College, he served as a founding board member of The Good Lad Workshops which aim to promote postive masculinity on college campuses. Mr. Carpenter currently resides in Birmingham with his wife, Nicole, where he serves on a number of advisory boards in the community.

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Want to have access to the expo schedule through your mobile device? Download our Undergraduate Research Expo guidebook. The guidebook can be accessed if you follow these steps:

  1. Download the Guidebook app from your device's app store.
  2. Register with Guidebook
  3. Enter in the following passphrase: lagfjpwy or scan the QR code below

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Expo Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 14th

   
Times
 
Location
 
Oral Presentations and Judging
 
1-5 pm
 
Rooms 316 - 318
 
Registration
 
12:45 - 1 pm
 
Outside Room 318
 
Session 1
 
1 - 2 pm
 
Room 318
 
Session 2
 
1 - 2 pm
 
Room 316
 
Session 3
 
1 - 2 pm
 
Room 314
 
Session 4
 
2 - 3 pm
  Room 318  
Session 5
 
2 - 3 pm
  Room 316  
Session 6
 
2 - 3 pm
 
Room 314
 
Session 7
 
3 - 4 pm
 
Room 318
 
Session 8
 
3 - 4 pm
 
Room 316
 
Session 9
 
4 - 5 pm
  Room 318  
Session 10    4 - 5 pm   Room 316  
Each session will begin with a 15 minute presentation loading time frame, followed by three presentations  

Expo Schedule of Events

Friday, April 15th

   
Times
 
Location
 
Poster Presentations and Judging
 
7 - 12:30 pm
 
Ballrooms A - D
Rooms 312-318, 203, 204/206
 
Student Registration
 
7 - 7:45 am
 
3rd Floor Ballroom 
 
Judge Registration  
7:45 - 8 am
 
3rd Floor Ballroom
 
Poster Presentations and Judging  
8 - 10:45 am
 
3rd Floor Ballroom
Rooms 312-318, 203, 204/206 
 
Keynote Speaker: Josh Carpenter
 
11 - 11:45 am
 
Alumni Theatre
 
Awards Ceremony
 
11:45 - 12:30 pm
  Alumni Theatre  

We are so happy that you will join us in celebrating the engaged scholarship of remarkable undergraduates at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for the 9th annual UAB Expo. On the map below, the yellow square is the location of the Expo, the Hill Student Center at 1400 Univeristy Boulevard. There are two locations for free parking for the event. The closest is the slightly shaded lot D9A or the 9th Street Parking Deck located on 9th Ave. and 16th Street. You will need to have your ticket validated at the event to park at this location. The second lot is D16S, an open lot on 10th Avenue and 16th Street S. It is the longer yellow rectangle. You do not need to be validated for this lot.

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Abstract submissions for the Spring Expo has now closed.

 

 

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UAB Summer Expo 2016 flyerThe UAB EXPO celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship by showcasing the academic endeavors of undergraduate students. This provides a platform for practicing and strengthening presentation skills, sharing work, engaging with like-minded peers, exchanging research experiences and ideas as well as receiving feedback from both peers and faculty. In addition to this being a positive experience overall, it becomes an impressive addition to any resume when applying for fellowships and research placements. We hope that you will participate with your research and services and we certainly look forward to you joining us on the day!

There are nine main categories for oral and poster presentations:

  • Art and Humanities (African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication Studies, English, Film, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Biological and Life Sciences (Biology, Environmental Science, Gerontology, Natural Science, Neuroscience, Peace, Justice, and Ecology)
  • Business, Finance, and International Studies (Accounting, Finance, Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods, Marketing, Industrial Distribution, and Economics)
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences (Nursing, Public Health, Optometry, Dentistry)
  • Physical and Applied Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences)
  • Service Learning (Research or service in conjunction with community partner)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Government, Justice Sciences, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Works in Progress (any discipline)
Works in Progress (New)

This section is for research presentations that are still in the developmental stage. This is an ideal section for students who have not presented previously or whose work is ongoing but would still like to present and receive feedback. Please identify in your submission that you would like your presentation to be in this section.

Abstract submissions for Fall Expo are now open!