College of Charleston Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

The URCA Program supports creative and scholarly efforts undertaken by undergraduate students in collaboration with faculty mentors.

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Interested in presenting your research? Submit your abstract for NCUR 2021 here: https://apps.cur.org/ncur2021/account/?_zs=0i66c&_zl=nIcK2

Mars Map Maker: User Empowerment in Meta Data and Data Submission

Research by Robert Niggebrugge, Josh Gilley, and Dr. Jim Bowring.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/mars-map-maker-user-empowerment-in-meta-data-and-data-submission.php

Do you want to join a research project at CofC?
Register here for
College of Charleston School of Sciences & Mathematics's research matchmaking event next Tuesday at 4:30 pm: https://forms.gle/VGbCnguZBRua1jHSA

Synthesis and Spectral Characterization of 6-membered Silanes

Research by Andre Gagliano, Dr. Gamil Guirgis, and Professor Thomas Mcfadden.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/synthesis-and-spectral-characterization-of-6-membered-silanes.php

Effects of Steroid Hormones on Voluntary Physical Activity Levels

Research by Vershelle Peterson and Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/effects-of-steroid-hormones-on-voluntary-physical-activity-levels-.php

Encountering Overdose: An Analysis of College Students' Overdose Experiences

Research by Duncan Weller, Anne Scully, Dr. Sarah Hatteberg, and Dr. Christy Kollath-Cattano.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/encountering-overdose-an-analysis-of-college-students-overdose-experiences.php

Feeling spooked about research funding?

Get started on your RPG and MAYS applications. They're due on October 30th!

Please reach out to us with any questions or help with the application at [email protected] or visit http://urca.cofc.edu for more information.

The Effects of Estradiol Treatment on Synaptic Reorganization and Plasticity Around Motoneurons After Traumatic Peripheral Nerve Injury in Mice

Research by Vernon Kennedy and Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/the-effects-of-estradiol-treatment-on-synaptic-reorganization-and-plasticity-around-motoneurons-after-traumatic-peripheral-nerve-injury-in-mice..php

Teaching Data Science Skills with a Focus on Visualization

Research by Emily Chafin, Camille Sullivan, and Professor Lancie Affonso.

Check out their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/teaching-data-science-skills-with-a-focus-on-visualization.php

Congratulations!

Congrats to Pearce Hamilton and Dr. Mike Larsen @cofcphysics on their recent publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. This work was funded by College of Charleston Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities through a 2020 summer SURF award. Download the paper athttp://larsenml.people.cofc.edu/Larsen_files/lata_jpcl_2020.pdf

Thermochemistry of Novel Polymers

Research by Brandon Wiliams, Dr. David S. Boucher, and Dr. Brooke Van Horn.

Check out their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/thermochemistry-of-novel-polymers.php

Effects of Changeover-Requirement Location on Between-Sequence Variation in Pigeons

Research by Hawken Hass and Dr. Adam Doughty.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/effects-of-changeover-requirement-location-on-between-sequence-variation-in-pigeons.php

Effect of Storage Temperature and Time on Urine Electrolyte Assessment

Research by Ethan Pierce, Abbie Cantrell, Miranda Badolato, and Dr. J.D. Adams.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/effect-of-storage-temperature-and-time-on-urine-electrolyte-assessment.php

A Tomographic Scan of the Accretion Disk Around a Supermassive Black Hole

Research by Matthew Emery and Dr. George Chartas.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/a-tomographic-scan-of-the-accretion-disk-around-a-supermassive-black-hole.php

NOW ACCEPTING MAYS and RPG APPLICATIONS!

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 30th

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or need help with the application, [email protected].

Topsoil: An Open-Source Visualization Engine for Geochronological Data

Research by Garrett Brenner and Dr. Jim Bowring.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/topsoil-an-open-source-visualization-engine-for-geochronological-data.php

Dynamic Network Activation of Hypothalamic Neurons in REM Sleep

Research by Xandre Clementsmith and Dr. Sorinel Oprisan.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/dynamic-network-activation-of-hypothalamic-neurons-in-rem-sleep.php

Tropical Cyclone Climatology for Columbia and Greenville SC

Research by Maxwell Zollinger and Dr. B. Lee Lindner.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/tropical-cyclone-climatology-for-columbia-and-greenville-sc.php

Developing a Mobile Application for Flood Warning in the Charleston, SC Region

Research by Connor Cozad, Professor Lancie Affonso, and Dr. Norman Levine.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/developing-a-mobile-application-for-flood-warning-in-the-charleston,-sc-region.php

Discovering Authorship of Flawed Code Snippets

Research by Damon Otero and Dr. Kris Ghosh.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/discovering-authorship-of-flawed-code-snippets.php

A Compilation of Systems That Are Both Novae and Dwarf Novae

Research by Ashley Dowd and Dr. Ashley Pagnotta.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/Compilation-of-Systems-that-are-both-Novae-and-Dwarf-Novae.php

Two-scale Factor Universality of O2: Experiments Under Density Gradients

Research by Seth Zoppelt and Dr. Ana Oprisan.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/two-scale-factor-universality-of-o2-experiments-under-density-gradients.php

Designing a Mobile Flood Warning Application for the Charleston, SC Region

Research by Cole Westbrook, Professor Lancie Affonso, and Dr. Norman Levine.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/designing-a-mobile-flood-warning-application-for-the-charleston,-sc-region.php

Data Visualization: From Covid-19 to Back on the Bricks

Research by Dhruvi Patel and Professor Lancie Affonso.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/Data-Visualization-From-Covid-19-to-Back-on-the-Bricks.php

Cubed Sphere: Simulating Tilted Black Hole Accretion Disk and Their Effects on Astrophysical Jets

Research by Tri Nguyen and Dr. Chris Fragile.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/cubed-sphere-simulating-tilted-black-hole-accretion-disk-and-their-effects-on-astrophysical-jets.php

Computer Modeling of Nucleophilic Substitution and Beta Elimination Reactions

Research by Timothy Hunter and Dr. Rick Heldrich.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/computer-modeling-of-nucleophilic-substitution-and-beta-elimination-reactions-.php

Uncertainty of Heterogeneous Freezing Rate of Water on Muscovite Mica

Research by Pearce Hamilton and Dr. Michael L. Larsen.

Read the abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/uncertainty-of-heterogeneous-freezing-rate-of-water-on-muscovite-mica.php

The Use and Abuse of Philosophy in History: James Warley Miles and the Dangers of Racist Dehistoricization

Research by Patrick Wohlscheid and Dr. Jonathan Neufeld.

Read their abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/the-use-and-abuse-of-philosophy-in-history-james-warley-miles-and-the-dangers-of-racist-dehistoricization.php

Caloric Load Preferentially Influences Epithelial Differentiation in the Murine Uterus to Drive Endometrial Hyperplasia

Research by Toni Allison and Dr. Christopher Kovisto, DVM.

Read the abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/caloric-load-preferentially-influences-epithelial-differentiation-in-the-murine-uterus-to-drive-endometrial-hyperplasia.php

Buried Alive: Ecology of the Infaunal Sponge Oceanapia

Research by Mylene Gonzales and Dr. Chris Freeman.

Check out the abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/buried-alive-ecology-of-the-infaunal-sponge-oceanapia.php

Using Sentinel-2 MSI Data to Monitor the Physical Environment of Coral Reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Research by Mary Kule and Dr. K. Adem Ali.

Read the abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/using-sentinel-2-msi-data-to-monitor-the-physical-environment-of-coral-reefs-in-the-u.s.-virgin-islands.php

Bioinformatic Investigation of Nuclear Transport

Research by Maddie Davis and Dr. Christine Byrum.

Read the abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/bioinformatic-investigation-of-nuclear-transport-.php

Biogeochemical Cycling of Nutrient Elements in Stormwater Retention Ponds

Research by Tyler Roberts and Dr. Vijay Vulava

Read the abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/biogeochemical-cycling-of-nutrient-elements-in-stormwater-retention-ponds.php

Virtual Assistant for Pair Programming (VAPP)

Virtual Assistant for Pair Programming (VAPP)

Research by Megan Simpson and Dr. Kris Ghosh. Read the abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/virtual-assistant-for-pair-programming-vapp.php

Automated Repair of Buffer Overflow

Research by Christian Ellwood and Dr. Kris Ghosh.

Read the abstract here: https://urca.cofc.edu/glance-at-research/celebration-of-scholars-2020/automated-repair-of-buffer-overflow-.php

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Mars Map Maker: User Empowerment in Meta Data and Data Submission
Synthesis and Spectral Characterization of 6-membered Silanes
Effects of Steroid Hormones on Voluntary Physical Activity Levels
Encountering Overdose: An Analysis of College Students' Overdose Experiences
The Effects of Estradiol Treatment on Synaptic Reorganization and Plasticity Around Motoneurons After Traumatic Peripheral Nerve Injury in Mice
Teaching Data Science Skills with a Focus on Visualization
Thermochemistry of Novel Polymers
Effects of Changeover-Requirement Location on Between-Sequence Variation in Pigeons
Effect of Storage Temperature and Time on Urine Electrolyte Assessment
A Tomographic Scan of the Accretion Disk Around a Supermassive Black Hole
Topsoil: An Open-Source Visualization Engine for Geochronological Data
Dynamic Network Activation of Hypothalamic Neurons in REM Sleep

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