2016 Undergraduate Research End of Summer Symposium

On Thursday, July 28, 2016 we will hold our second annual Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program (USRIP) End of Summer Symposium.  Our six UVA researchers will present posters in Thornton D223.  From 1pm-4:30pm we will hold an online webinar that will feature oral presentations from all eleven of our researchers at four MATS UTC universities.  The 2016 USRIPs are from seven different universities.

Webinar registration

Please come back to this news post that will eventually include all of the presentations, final reports and posters of our participants.

Our line-up on Thursday, July 28:

1:00 pm Welcome, MATS UTC Managing Director, Emily Parkany

1:05 pm Michelle Pasco (Old Dominion University, working at UVA)   Understanding Map Integration Using GIS Software (Presentation) (Report)
1:20 pm Benjamin Weible  (Marshall University, working at Marshall) Investigating the Impact of Skewed Pneumatic Traffic-Counting Tubes on Accuracy (Presentation) (Report)
1:35 pm Olufunmilayo “Fumi” Ogunye  (Morgan State University, working at UVA)  Transportation Corridor Resilience Assessment(Presentation) (Report)

BREAK (UVA USRIPs by their posters)

2:05 pm Rachel Carder (Marshall University, working at UVA)  Fabrication and Cyclic Loading of Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Reinforced Polymer (Presentation) (Report)
2:20 pm Divannia Hill (University of Delaware, working at UVA)  Self-Sensing Cementitious Composites with Graphene Nanoplatelets Using a Simple and Scalable Fabrication Method (Presentation) (Report)
2:35 pm Alec l’Amoreaux  (University of Delaware, working at UD) and Marc “Gus” Touissant   (University of Delaware, working at UD)  The Effects of Neighborhood Size and Data Cleaning on Intelligent Compaction (IC) and In-Situ Data Comparisons (Joint Presentation) (l’Amoreaux Report) (Toussaint Report)

BREAK (UVA USRIPs by their posters)

3:20 pm Maria Rossetti (University of Arkansas, working at UVA)    Sample Study of a Bioretention Cell enhanced with Zero-Valent Iron and Biochar (Presentation) (Report)
3:35 pm Carolyn Pisciotta (Georgia Tech, working at UD) Quantifying Biochar Concentrations in Soil Samples (Presentation) (Report)
3:50 pm Megan Witherow (Old Dominion University, working at ODU) Analysis of Crowd-sourced Flooding Images Using Computer Vision Techniques (Presentation) (Report)
4:05 pm Abby Blase (University of Virginia, working at UVA) Projected flood impacts from Sea Level Rise, Tides, and Spatially Variable Storm Surge on Roadways in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA (Presentation) (Report)

4:20 RECEPTION at UVA (USRIPs by their posters)

Many thanks to MATS UTC and the UVA Center for Diversity for support of this year’s Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program.

Website for last year’s 2015 Symposium including video, final reports, oral presentations and posters of the nine USRPs who worked at UVA.