Spring 2019 Student Seed Grant Winners

We are pleased to announce the recipients of Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research and Innovation Student Grants.  Eight URI Phase 1 and Six URI Phase 2 Student Seed Grants have been awarded for Spring 2019.

Students submitted their written proposals which were reviewed by the executive committee of the URI External Advisory Board (EAB). Following the written proposal scores, selected proposals were presented to EAB members. With the recommendations from the EAB, based on the combined scores of written proposals and oral presentations, Phase-1 and Phase-2 Student Seed Grants are awarded. We thank all students who submitted their proposals. We also thank faculty advisors who worked with students for their submission and presentations. 

Congratulations to all winners!
 

Spring 2019  URI Phase-1 Student Seed Grant Winners

Name
(Bold denotes team leader)

Research Project

Faculty Advisor

Mark Lee (Bio)

Dielectrophoresis-Assisted Membrane Filtration for Efficient Bioseparation

Wen Zhang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Haian Alhoch (ID), Ben Ruoff (ID), Kaishon Way (ID), Brent Hartwell (ID)

Semi-Autonomous Sensor Bots

Martina Decker, College of Architecture and Design

Andrew Carter (ID), Jenna Stuiso (ID), Jayna Patel (ID), Masha Chernyakhovskaya (ID)

Weakly-Electric Fish Amplifier

Martina Decker, College of Architecture and Design
Eric Fortune, Department of Biological Sciences

Daniel Meza (ID)

Slime Mold Tissue Fixation

Simon Garnier, Department of Biological Sciences

Gregory Tanis (ME)

Development of Autonomous Lawn Care Equipment Utilizing High Precision Positioning Systems

Cesar Bandera, School of Management

Richard Marsh (ChE)

Sonochemical Degradation of Emerging Pollutants

Jay Meegoda, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abigail Varughese (Bio)

Neuromodulation of Sensory Encoding

Dirk Bucher, Department of Biological Sciences

Ishani Patel (Bio)

Effect of Semaphorin Signaling Pathway on Dendritic Branching and Neuronal Regeneration

Gal Haspel, Department of Biological Sciences 


Spring 2019   URI Phase-2 Student Seed Grant Winners

Name
(Bold denotes team leader)

Research Project

Faculty Advisor

Chanales Flores (CS), Dip Panchal (ME), Piotr Rzymski (ET), Cameron Crosby (CE)

Solar Electric Personal Aerial Vehicle Prototype Development for Full Scale Model

Jaskirat Sodhi, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jagathi Kalluru (Bio)

Injectable Angiogenic Peptide Hydrogel for Blood-Brain- Barrier Revascularization Treatment Post Traumatic Brain Injury

James Haorah, Department of Biomedical Engineering

John Hawks (BioChem), Jose Antunes (BioChem)

Enhanced Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane and Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons by A Gram-Negative Propanotrophic Bacteria

Mengyan Li, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

Karen Reyes (ChE), Miriam Marquez (ChE)

Best Way to PEGylate a Particle

Kathleen McEnnis, Department of Chemical Engineering

Donna Sunny (ChE)

Investigation of Particle Noise Produced by Tip Sonication

Kathleen McEnnis, Department of Chemical Engineering

Erin McCullough (Chemistry)

Decorated Biochar for Purification of 1,4-Dioxane in Drinking Water

Mengyan Li, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences