Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Four UNO Students Participate in Statewide Undergraduate Research Invitational Hosted by ULL

Four undergraduates from the University of New Orleans recently participated in a statewide honors research invitational hosted by a sister university.

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InnovateUNO is a juried undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity showcase that sends winners to the University of Louisiana System's annual Academic Summit, a similar competition at the statewide level. 

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"There were no awards. It was really just for students to be able to listen and learn from all the research and be able to share their own research with other students and professors from other schools," said Tiffany Malatesta, counselor for the UNO Honors Program. "Students were able to network with professors who were advisors to many of the others' research projects, as well as other students from the universities."

The Seventh Annual Undergraduate Invitational at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette hosted by ULL's Honor Program provided an opportunity to support undergraduate research throughout the state and create a history of cooperation between undergraduate programs statewide. The weekend invitational, held Nov. 21-22 at the Hotel Acadiana in Lafayette, allowed honors students from various universities to showcase research projects and poster presentations.

Four UNO students presented their research and projects, said Malatesta. They included three members of the UNO Honors Program and a student from the College of Business Administration.

Zoe Johnson, a Film and Theatre student, presented a documentary she had made, "Black Reflections: An Exploration of African-American Culture."

Fellow film student Rachel Williams presented a screenplay called Weeb-Con.

Gaetano Venezia, an honors student majoring in philosophy delivered a poster presentation entitled "The Failings of Foreign Aid and Our Obligation to Consume."

Business Administration major Nicholas Crenshaw presented marketing research in a 15-minute presentation, "Raising the Bar: Field Experimental Evidence from Drago's Restaurant."

ULL Biology Professor Patricia Mire-Watson served as keynote speaker for the event, Malatesta said. Participating students from UNO, ULL, McNeese and Nicholls State enjoyed "The Secret Lives of Sea Anenomes and Adventures of Anemone Philes," presentation she delivered regarding her own biology research.

"All of our students were able to listen and ask questions on her research," Malatesta said. "They also attended four oral sessions."

Each oral session included a panel of four to five student speakers, Malatesta said. They students presented research on topics pertaining to engineering, biology, psychology, philosophy, business, human resources, legal studies, computer science, history, English, law and film.

At home, the University sponsors its own undergraduate research showcase, now entering its third year. InnovateUNO is a juried undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity showcase that sends winners to the University of Louisiana System's annual Academic Summit, a similar competition at the statewide level.

 

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