UResearch student featured in ASC Spotlight
Bailey Gensheimer, an undergraduate in Zoology, shares her insights on undergraduate research in ASC Spotlight. Read more here.
UResearch student wins at Denman
Bailey Gensheimer, a Zoology major and UResearch student has won 4th place in the Biology category at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
Her project is titled: Exposure to Stress and Wound Healing in the African Spiny Mouse, Acomys: Implications for Skin Regeneration in Mammals (advisor: Zeynep Benderlioglu). This is Uresearch students' second award in Denman in the last two years. Last year's first prize winner was Jacob Miller.
UResearch Students Win Research Scholarships
Autumn Gray and Bailey Gensheimer, undergraduate students in UResearch are the recipients of ASC Honors and Undergraduate Research Office scholarships, respectively. Autumn, a Biology major, studies the effect of early life stressors, including socio-economic factors on dentition and oral health in children. Bailey, a Zoology major, explores the effect of predation stress on physiology and behavior in the African Spiny Mouse.
Beetles Under the Stars
UResearch was invited to Science Saturdays with Ohio 4-H Youth Development to present its popular "Beetles under the Stars" program. Grade school children worked with researchers from the lab and the Center for Cosmology and Astro Particle Physics to learn how dung beetles use polarized light from celestial objects and help us fight global warming.
UResearch Brings Beetles to Elementary School to Teach Basic Science
UResearch faculty and students worked with Wellington School 3rd graders to teach them about experimental research by using bean beetles. The students first observed the beetles, made predictions about their behavior, conduct experiments testing various hypotheses, charted and analyzed their data, and then discussed the results. Science was indeed so much fun for both UResearchers and Wellington students!
UResearch at the OSU Outreach and Engagement Forum
UResearch presented its outreach programs at the OSU’s forum on May 2, 2014. The forum featured 125 outreach and engagement programs across the university and community. Outreach events in UResearch are part of the formal coursework. Since 2012, UResearch members have served more than 1,300 children and families exploring basic science and animal diversity. UResearch partners are Columbus Metroparks, OSU Planetarium, and local schools.
UResearch Student is a Winner at Denman!
Jacob Miller, a UResearch student, has won the 1st prize with his poster presentation at the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Jacob’s project combined math, biology, computer science, and linguistics to form analytic approaches to biology education (Project Title: New Tools for Quantifying Textbook Design in Biology Education, Advisor: Zeynep Benderlioglu).
UResearch at NMS Forum
UResearch members, Britanny Coovert and Madi Stuhlreyer presented their project in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Forum on March 5th. They found that the cowpea beetles play possum under predation risk in cold temperatures, presumably an adaptive response.
Great job Brittany and Madi!
2014 Breakfast of Science Champions visited UResearch
UResearch was one of the host sites for Breakfast of Science Champions, an OSU-wide STEM activity. Each year more than 400 local schools in the greater Columbus area visit labs, centers, and various units at Ohio State, including Bryd Polar Center, Planetarium, and Center for Emerging Materials. This year the Metro School visited UResearch, learned about career opportunities, attending college, and engaged in hands-on research with live animals. Outreach activities in UResearch are part of the formal coursework.
Evolution & Ecology Major awarded Semester at Sea Presidential Fellowship
Dawn Musil, a UResearch student in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology is the recipient of a $30,000 presidential fellowship, which is sponsored by the University of Virginia and Institute for Shipboard Education. As part of the fellowship, she will extend her Uresearch project on finger length
patterns, namely digit ratios, as markers of prenatal hormone exposure. She will spend a semester on board traveling around the world, participating in classes, and studying digit ratios across nations. She will be sailing on January 9th, 2014.
Have a nice trip Dawn!