LAS Week Undergraduate Research Lightning Talks

March 23, 2021, 3:00-4:00pm | Virtual

Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be presenting their undergraduate research projects! Each presenter will be given 5 minutes to explain their research project. Once presentations conclude, presenters will be put into breakout rooms to answer questions from attendees.    

At the end of the session, judges will announce the first, second and third place prizes.   

1st place = $75 ISU Book Store Gift Card 
2nd place = $50 ISU Book Store Gift Card 
3rd place = $25 ISU Book Store Gift Card   

All are welcome to attend the event! 

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  • Presenter 1
    Nethmi Hewage (chemistry)
    Synthesis and structure property relationship of silver tetrel pnictide materials


  • Presenter 2
    Peyton Hamel (genetics, English)
    Development of a 3D microfluidic device for COVID-19 drug screening; epithelial cell tri-co-culture


  • Presenter 3
    Daniela Ortiz (genetics)
    Examining how Conexin 43.4 affects the Kupffer’s Vesicle in Zebrasfish embryos


  • Presenter 4
    Beatrice Maule (agricultural business, economics)
    Of women and land: how gender affects succession and transfers in Iowa farms


  • Presenter 5
    Alex Leffel (chemistry, economics)
    DaTMe – 3d: Data for Transition Metals


  • Presenter 6
    Nicholas Serck (chemistry)
    Synthesis of Building Blocks for the Modular Construction of Terpene-Inspired Macrocycles


Questions? Contact Erin Halverson,  

This event will utilize the Webex web conferencing software. It is highly recommend you download and install the Webex client on your computer or device prior to attending. You can find computer downloads at Mobile versions can also be found on your particular device’s app store.If you do not want to download the application, you will still be able to join the conference by running a one-time application in your web browser.


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