The Graduate Research Forumfeatures poster displays representing UCF's diverse colleges and disciplines.Click on the buttons below the list of winners to view the research abstractsfrom the April 4, 2017, event. The Forum is an opportunity for students toshowcase their research and creative projects and to receive valuable feedbackfrom faculty judges. Awards for best poster in each category were given and allparticipants received recognition.

Congratulations to the 2017 Bestin Category Graduate Research Forum Winners

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION,HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND FINE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

First Place Doctoral

Abigail Padfield, Texts and Technology PhD
History Harvest: Teaching the Community to Preserve History
Mentor: Scot French, PhD

First Place Master's

Holly Baker,History MA - Public History Track
Documenting Diversity: The Folk Song Collecting Expeditions of theFederal Writers' Project in Depression Era Florida
Mentor: Robert Cassanello, PhD

EDUCATION

First Place Doctoral

Katherine Philp, Curriculum andInstruction, EdD
The Impact of a Reform Intervention on College-Level MathInstructors' Attitudes Towards Evidence-Based Instruction
Mentor: Michele Gill, PhD

Second Place Doctoral

Melissa Mitchell, Education PhD - Reading Education Track
Adolescent Struggling Readers: Closing the Achievement Gap
Mentor: Vicky Zygouris-Coe, PhD

First Place Master's

Melissa Rosario, Educational Leadership MEd
Character Education to Create Global Citizens
Mentor: Jerry Johnson, EdD


ENGINEERING, COMPUTERSCIENCE, AND MODELING AND SIMULATION

First Place Doctoral

Sanna Siddiqui, MechanicalEngineering PhD
Exploring the Impact of Build Orientation on the MechanicalPerformance of Additively Manufactured Materials Used in the Aerospace Industry
Mentor: Ali Gordon, PhD
Co-Author: Abiodun Fasoro, PhD, Department of Manufacturing Engineering,Central State University

Second Place Doctoral

Mikhael Soliman, Materials Science andEngineering PhD
Zinc-Based Treatment to Combat Greening Disease in Citrus Plants - A Nanoscale Study
Mentor: Laurene Tetard, PhD
Co-Authors: Warren Edmunds, Center for Renewable Carbon, University ofTennessee Institute of Agriculture; Parthiban Rajasekaran; Mikaeel Young;Nicole Labbe, Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Tennessee Institute ofAgriculture; Swadeshmukul Santra; Laurene Tetard, PhD


ENGINEERING, COMPUTERSCIENCE, MODELING AND SIMULATION, AND MATHEMATICS, OPTICS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

First Place Master's

Angie Diaz, Nanotechnology, MS
Effect of Metal Ions on Polyelectrolyte Mechanics
Mentors: Hyeran Kang, PhD; Lei Zhai, PhD
Co-Authors: Xiaoyan Lu; James Heidings; Lei Zhai, PhD; Hyeran Kang,PhD


HEALTH SCIENCES

First Place Doctoral

Philip Adams, Biomedical Sciences PhD
Borrelia Burgdorferi Gene bb0562 Encodes a Membrane-AssoicatedProtein Critical for Lyme Disease Pathogenesis
Mentor: Mollie Jewett
Co-Authors: Carlos Flores Avile; Mollie Jewett, PhD

First Place Master's

Anika Saxena, Biotechnology MS
PG-VTV Biogenesis Requires ATP to Facilitate Phosphorylation ofSyntaxin 17
Mentor: Shadab Siddiqi, PhD
Co-Authors: Bhavesh Gurwani; Shaila Siddiqi; Shadab Siddiqi, PhD


LIFE SCIENCES

First Place Doctoral

Carolina Rodrigues Felix, BiomedicalSciences PhD
High-Throughput Screening of Marine-Derived Compounds YieldsPotent Inhibitors of Dormant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Mentor: Kyle Rohde, PhD
Co-Authors: Rashmi Gupta; Sandra Geden; Amy Wright, Harbor BranchOceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University; Kyle Rohde, PhD

First Place Master's

Simeon Thibeaux,Biotechnology MS
Cathepsin B Regulates VLDL Secretion Through LFABP Cleavage
Mentor: Shadab Siddiqui, PhD
Co-Authors: Shaila Siddiqi; Olga Zhelyabovska; Faisal Moinuddin; MichalMasternak; Shadab Siddiqi, PhD

MATHEMATICS, OPTICS ANDPHYSICAL SCIENCES

First Place Doctoral

Mohammadamin Eftekhar, Optics andPhotonics PhD
Uniform Ultra-Broad Supercontinuum Generation in ContinuouslyTapered Multimode Graded-Index Optical Fibers
Mentor: Demetrios Christodoulides, PhD
Co-Authors: Zeinab Sanjabi-Eznaveh; Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez; Juan CarlosAlvarado Zacarias; Axel Schülzgen; Miroslav Kolesik, The College of OpticalSciences, The University of Arizona; Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa; Frank Wise, Schoolof Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University; DemetriosChristodoulide

Second Place Doctoral

Matthew Logan, Chemistry PhD
Optical Bandgap Control in Titanium Based IsoreticularMetal-Organic Frameworks for Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 Under Blue Light
Mentor: Fernando Uribe-Romo, PhD
Co-Authors: Suliman Ayad, Department of Chemistry, Florida State University;Jeremy Adamson; Tristan Dilbeck, Department of Chemistry, Florida StateUniversity; Kenneth Hanson, Department of Chemistry, Florida State University;Fernando Uribe-Romo, PhD


SOCIAL SCIENCES

First Place Doctoral

Lindsay Conner, Applied Experimental andHuman Factors Psychology PhD
Information Integration in Economic Value Judgments: A Shift fromAffective to Deliberative Decision Network Regions
Mentor: Nichole Lighthall, PhD
Co-Authors: Ian Dalton; Marilyn Horta, PhD, Department of Psychology,University of Florida; Desiree Gulliford, PhD, Department of Psychology,University of Florida; Ian Frazier, PhD, Department of Psychology, Universityof Florida; Natalie Ebner, PhD, Department of Psychology, University ofFlorida; Nichole Lighthall, PhD

Second Place Doctoral

Lucas Alward,Criminal Justice PhD
An Examination of Incarcerated Gang Members' Procedural Justice Perceptions andTheir Obligation to Obey Institutional Rules
Mentor: Thomas Baker, PhD
Co-Author: Jill Gordon, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and PublicAffairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

First Place Master's

Rachel Cockins, Industrialand Organizational Psychology MS
Examining Team Roles as Coordinative Mechanisms in Isolated, ConfinedEnvironments
Mentor: Shawn Burke, PhD
Co-Author: Ryan Howell; Shawn Burke, PhD

Second Place Master's

Jennifer Hudson Political Science MA
Youth Labor Market Conditions and the NEET Population in the EU: How do PoorLabor Market Opportunities Discourage Youth?
Mentor: Kerstin Hamann, PhD

The UCF College of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Association will host the Twelfth Annual Graduate Research Forum on March 31, 2016, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Pegasus Ballroom, Student Union. The Graduate Research Forum, a part of the Student Research Week, features poster displays representing UCF's diverse colleges and disciplines. The Research Forum is an opportunity for students to showcase their research and creative projects and to receive valuable feedback from faculty judges. Cash awards for best poster in each category are given and all participants receive recognition.

For more information on submission form criteria please visit www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/Research_Forum/Criteria/ or Poster Guidelines at www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/Research_Forum/Poster_Guidelines/.

The Graduate Research Forum features poster displays representing UCF's diverse colleges and disciplines. Click on the buttons below to view the research abstracts from the April 1, 2016, event. The Research Forum is an opportunity for students to showcase their research and creative projects and to receive valuable feedback from faculty judges. Awards for best poster in each category were given and all participants received recognition.

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