Office of Undergraduate Research announces undergraduate student awards

Student researchers from across campus to conduct unique research during the spring

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Art History student Kayla Rausch conducts research at the New Bedford Public Library's Special Collections

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) recently announced the Spring 2023 award recipients. The awards are given to student researchers to fund their proposals for research projects alongside a faculty supervisor. The Office of Undergraduate Research works with students who aim to solve problems, make new discoveries, and interact with research faculty outside of the classroom.

Spring 2023 recipients are:

Danielle Jones – Nursing

Supervisor:  Dr. Susan Hunter Revell

Title: “Using Culturally Relevant Food to Combat Food Insecurity in Hispanic Communities”


Daniel McCord Murray – Mathematics

Supervisor: Dr. Donghui Yan

Title: “Image Segmentation of Wildlife Animals and Determining Their Behavior”


Devyn Michael Carr – Photography

Supervisor:  Professor Stacy Latt Savage

Title: “Big World, Small things: A Photography Journey”


Olivia Munyambu – Nursing

Supervisor: Dr. Melissa Desroche

Title: “Addressing Mental Health Amongst Undergraduate Students of the African Diaspora”


Chloe Naff – Nursing

Supervisor:  Dr. Kathleen Elliot

Title: “Substance Use Risks and Motivations for Screenings”


Daniel O’Coin – Mechanical Engineering

Supervisor:  Dr. Hangjian Ling

Title: “Fabrication and Evaluation of Drag Reduction of Super-Hydrophobic Sandpaper”


Savannah Platt – Sculpture

Supervisor:  Professor Stacy Latt Savage

Title: “Turning Trauma into Art: From Mourning to Mark-making”


Caitlin Regan – Bioengineering

Supervisor:  Dr. Tracie Ferreira & Dr. Dapeng Li

Title: “Fiber-Reinforced Hydrogel Composite”


Jenna Thibault – Nursing

Supervisor: Dr. Valerie Seney

Title: “The Effect of Workspace Violence on Psychiatric Nurses”

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