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Fall Forum highlights undergraduate research, Honors program
At the Fall Forum, undergraduate researchers present their work in the form and style of professional conferences, with oral and poster presentations.

Fall Forum highlights undergraduate research, Honors program

The Fall Forum event is sponsored by the Honors Program and UROP to showcase undergraduate research and creative work at UH Mānoa that is beyond the proposal stage.

This event is held at the end of each semester in the form and style of a professional conference, with oral and poster presentations. The event is open to all undergraduates conducting faculty-supervised academic work beyond the proposal stage. Presentations are judged by faculty and prizes are awarded.

2013 Fall Forum Award Winners:

Oral Awards

  • Arts and Humanities Honorable Mention: Maya Bousquet – “Remembering the Human Being behind Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias”
  • Arts and Humanities First Place: Alison Burkhardt and Malia Wild – “Hamadryad, The Jean Erdman Project”
  • Natural Science Honorable Mention: Shawn Tahata – “The Nuclear Pore Complex and CRM1-mediated Transport”
  • Natural Science First Place: Dane Kurohara – “Expression and Purification of G-Protein Coupled Estrogen Receptor”
  • Social Science Honors Honorable Mention: Eumen Kim – “Redefining Nationalism:  Korean Diaspora in Brazil and Cultural Identity and Attitudes”
  • Social Science First Place: Emily Lorene Pitts – “The Representation of Autism in Post-Hattatsu Shogai Japanese Entertainment”

Poster Awards

  • Arts and Humanities Honorable Mention: Alison Burkhardt and Malia Wild – “Hamadryad, The Jean Erdman Project”
  • Arts and Humanities First Place: Maya Bousquet – “Remembering the Human Being behind Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias”
  • Natural Science Honorable Mention: Reid Oshiro – “Identification of mutations that bypass a hetF mutation in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120″
  • Natural Science First Place: Azure Cheuk Ying Ng – “Evaluating the Benefits of Insectary Plants for Sustainable Crop Production in Hawai’i”
  • Social Science Honors Honorable Mention: Avalon Coley – “The Potential for Insular Dwarfism in Homo floresiensis
  • Social Science First Place: Christopher Stump – “The Effects of Narco-terrorism on Domestic Policy and Migration”

Best Overall

  • Jennifer Scott  -
  • “Obstacles to Healthcare for Transgender People in Hawaii”

About the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program:
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) was formed in 2011 with generous support from the Chancellor’s office to promote and foster undergraduate research initiatives at UH Mānoa by offering funding for undergraduate research projects and providing access to on- and off-campus research opportunities. For more information, please visit: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/urop/

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