Students recognized for URSA research day projects

UAF’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity recognized 13 undergraduate students for outstanding poster presentations during the virtual 2022 Research and Creative Activity Days. 

The event featured posters highlighting activities in six UAF colleges, and included scientific research, engineering designs and opera workshops. Deans judged the entries from their colleges and chose the top entries. The Dean’s Choice Award winners each received a $250 cash prize, and those awarded honorable mention received $150. 

The annual Research and Creative Activity Days is hosted by URSA, which supports, develops and institutionalizes UAF’s diverse and robust programs of undergraduate research and creative projects. 

College of Business and Security Management

-Dean’s Choice Award: Leif Van Cise — "UAF 360: Virtual Campus Tours" 

College of Engineering and Mines 

- Dean’s Choice Award: Daisy Herrman — “Analysis of the Long-Term Effects of Construction on Rockfall Activity Along the Parks Highway" 

- Honorable Mention: Caitlynn Hanna — "Arctic Facilities and Infrastructure Environmental Change Risk Index" 

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

- Dean’s Choice Award: Kimberly Williams — “Chaetognath Diversity and Speciation in the NGA from DNA Barcoding" - 

- Honorable Mention: Feyne Elmore — “Mercury Fluxes from Forested and Glaciated Watersheds in Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska" 

College of Liberal Arts

- Dean’s Choice Award: Colleen File and Sophie Schilling — “Sexual Education and Female Pleasure: A Comparison Between the United States and Germany"

- Honorable Mention: DaeLee Forshaw, Lisa Gilbert, Lainey Lioi — “Exploring Lay and Provider Understandings of "Adequate" Prenatal Care in Interior Alaska: An Ongoing Pilot Study" 

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

- Dean’s Choice Award: Eleanor Ransdell-Green — “Anaerobic metabolic remodeling in three-spine stickleback fish in response to thermal acclimation"

- Honorable Mentions: Ryan Hoskins-Chaddon — “Vertical Mixing of In-City Pollution Dependent on Temperature and Wind Speed" 

College of Rural Community and Development

- Dean’s Choice Award: Freddie Olin IV — "ANCSA Land Management, Shareholder Subsistence, and Climate Change" 

The 2023 Research and Creative Activity Day will be held on April 6, 2023. For more information, please visit the URSA website.