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Abstract Competition Winners

The Undergraduate Writing Center's (UWC) Abstract Competition is in partnership with the TrUE. When submitting their abstract for TrUE's Undergradutate Research Conference, participants have the option to also submit their abstract to the UWC. Prior to submission, participants must receive feedback on their abstract through a UWC consultation. Learn more about consultation options.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive a scholarship from the UWC and TrUE. The honorable mentions receive a certificate.

2024 Winners

First Place:
Stephanie Grimes
Aligning Theories of Motivation with Student Learning in a Biology Service-Learning Course

Second Place:
Mohammed Murtuza
One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Frog Kind: CRF in the OT as a Novel Path for Food Regulation

Third Place:
Ga Yeon Kim
How Students' Perceptions of Their Instructors' Beliefs Form: A Qualitative Investigation into STEM Classrooms

Honorable Mentions:
Hannah Belinne
Collection and Analysis of Soil Environmental DNA for the Detection of the Texas Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys Elator

Lydia Bettger
Gliders, Guts, and Glory: Airborne Rescue and Recovery During World War II  

Bovey Liu
The Role of Amygdala Lateralization and Sex on Pain-Like Behaviors Following Exogenous Neuroinflammation

Sy Bogutski
The Role of Exosomes in Breast Cancer Aggressiveness: Insights from Comparative Analysis of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-468 Breast Cancer Cell Lines

2023 Winner

Alejandra Fernandez-Reyes
The Impact of the User's Attitudes on Cognitive and Behavior Changes Associated with the Use of Exoskeleton Boots

2022 Winner

Madison Row
Feasibility of Canine Detection of an Invasive Species, the Spotted Lanternfly

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