Lehigh Valley undergraduate research winners announced

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.  – Twenty-five students submitted their research projects for consideration during Penn State Lehigh Valley's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held on April 4 at the campus in Center Valley. First, second and third place awards were bestowed on the top projects in both the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and arts and humanities categories. The winning projects are:

Arts and Humanities


Project Title: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Costs – Post Obamacare
Student: Karim M. Badre
Faculty mentors: Jacqueline S. McLaughlin and Robert T. Wolfe


Project Title: American Traditions, Holidays and Activities
Student: Angelica DeLucia
Faculty mentors: Xenia Hadjioannou and Marisa Hockman


Project Title: Colombia: What You Don't Know
Students: Diana Cabezas and Juliana Vergara
Faculty Mentor: Ana B. Figueroa-Coddou



Project Title: Gamma Globin Expression in Human K562 Leukemic Cell Line
Students: Patrick D. Hullihen, Digisha R. Patel, Jessica A. Raad and Anthony J. Toczek
Faculty Mentors: Jacqueline S. McLaughlin and Melissa S. Coyle


Project Title: FPGA Controlled Vehicle
Student: Austin Crain
Faculty Mentor: Hal Scholz


Project Title: Effects of Infill Solidity and Deposition Temperature on Tensile Properties of 3-D Printed ABS models
Students: Joseph Masiewicz and Richard Mastrorilli
Faculty Mentor: Marietta Scanlon

The next step for some of these winners as well as other participating projects was to present their work at the annual regional undergraduate research symposium, which was held at Penn State Hazleton this year on April 16. Lehigh Valley campus faculty were also among the judges at the regional event.


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Last Updated April 22, 2013