The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides funding to undergraduate students as part of a fellowship award program. Students are mentored by VCU faculty, and upon successful completion of the fellowship experience they receive a $1,500 cash stipend. Each faculty mentor will receive a stipend of $2,000.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Undergraduate Research Poster Showcase was cancelled. In place of in-person presentations, all participants were invited to submit their presentation materials for inclusion in a digital archive on the VCU Office of the Provost website.
The VCU Honors College recognizes the following current and graduated Honors students for their participation in the 2020 UROP poster showcase. Their presentation materials can be accessed via the following links.
Polina Bukina - Molecular Mechanisms of the DYRK1A-regulated DNA Repair
Faheem Farooq - Owner-Intruder contests with information asymmetry
Samantha Lee - Transit Manipulation by the Koch Brothers: Analyzing the Relationship between the Division of Power in the United States Government, Societal Benefits, Voter and Rider Composition, Referendum Language and Cost of Improvement Under the Lens of the 2018 Nashville Transit Improvement Program Referendum
Desiree Longmire - The Use of Physician Assistants for Health and Wellness in Aging Populations
Kirti Sharma - A Review and a Proposal for Reducing the Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescents by Combining Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training and Methylphenidate Medication as a Treatment