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Research Symposium

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Thank you to all our undergraduates for presenting your work at the AMSA Research Symposium. It takes courage to put your research out there for critique and you all put in considerable time and effort into your presentations. Be proud of what you have accomplished! Below we have listed the award winners in each research area. For the most part, presentations were judged by at least two independent reviewers, and decisions were made based on their evaluations. 

Research Symposium Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students:

Life Sciences

1st Place: Katie Chen

Synergistic effects of DNA damaging agents temozolomide + irinotecan with ATM inhibitor AZD0156 in ALT+ osteosarcoma cell lines

2nd Place: Annabel Perry

Neural Network Accurately Categorizes Behaviors in the Mexican Tetra

3rd Place: Patrick Ihejirika

Identifying Potential SSRI Treatments to Cancer Proliferation

Social Sciences/Humanities

1st Place: Sarah Turner

The Association Between Racist Events and Bicultural Self-Efficacy among Multiracial Young Adults

2nd Place: Jovian Y. Cheung

The Role of Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Effort-Based Decision Making

3rd Place: Alyssa Shewmaker et al.

First Year Feasts: Connecting Nutrition and Horticulture Education to Improve Brazos Valley Food Security


1st Place: Jayant Singh

Teaching robots to see clearly

2nd Place: Kaylie Gonzalez

KeyCuts: Keyboard based browser extension for boosting browser productivity

3rd Place: Sithija Manage

Stable Variable Selection for High-Dimensional Genomic Data with Strong Correlations


Click a speaker's name to view their biography

Friday, Nov. 5th

10:00 AM: Opening Keynote - Michael Walls (National AMSA President)

10:30 AM: Dr. Terrance Kummer, M.D., Ph.D. (Neuroscience, Washington University at St. Louis School of Medicine)

11:00 AM: Dr. Claire Katz, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University, Philosophy)

11:30 AM: Dr. Anand Narayanan, Ph.D. (NASA Space Biology, Florida State University)

12:00 PM: Lunch/View Posters

12:30 PM: Lunch/View Posters

1:00 PM: Dr. Adam Seipp, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University, History)

2:00 PM: Tabling - TAMUCOM, WGST, UGR Ambassadors

3:00 PM: Networking -

Saturday, Nov. 6th

10:00 AM: Opening Keynote - Dr. Jessica Blomberg (Quality CMC Consulting)

10:30 AM: Brian Murphy (NASA Goddard Space Center)

11:00 AM: Dr. Marian Eide, Ph.D. (English/Philosophy)

11:30 AM: Marcos Zachary (Boston Scientific)

12:00 PM: Lunch/View Posters

12:30 PM: Lunch/View Posters

1:00 PM: Lunch/View Posters

2:00 PM: Tabling - TAMUCOM, WGST, UGR Ambassadors

3:00 PM: Networking -

4:00 PM: Closing Remarks


Reach out to us if you have any questions via



Ryan Rahman ‘22

Director | AMSA Research Symposium | (806) 928 - 4179

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