Join in and celebrate undergraduate research and creative endeavors at Virtual Intersections

Two students discussing research at Intersections

Virtual Intersections kicked off today, which marks the annual celebration of research, creative endeavors and the innovative spirit of undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University. Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) hosts this special event where students celebrate their success and share their work with the campus community.

Intersections celebrates undergraduate researchers and the faculty mentors who work closely with them.  The university’s current strategic plan, Think Big, has a guiding “North Star” for CWRU to stand as a “high- impact research university that aspires to be a community where humanity, science and technology meet to create a just and thriving world.” After hearing these presentations, you will agree that our faculty and undergraduate researchers are leading us toward this goal.

Hosted via Symposium by ForagerOne, the 2021 Virtual Intersections event is not-to-be-missed, featuring 295+ presentations from more than 400 students; special presentations by Beckman Scholars recipients; university-wide sessions sponsored by the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity; the Celebration of Student Writing and Research; and the Michelson-Morley Research Competition in Biology.

Student Presentations

Live/synchronous and recorded/asynchronous student presentations are available via the Symposium platform. Live sessions continue Friday, May 7 and recordings are available for many projects.

In Symposium, the ‘Presentation’ section contains all of the information for both synchronous and asynchronous presentations. Search for presentations by your classmates, roommates and best friends. You can even leave a comment in support of their project or a follow-up question.

Check out the student presentations now.

Beckman Scholars Program Presentations

The Beckman Scholars Program is a prestigious and highly selective undergraduate research program, affording students an elevated level of engagement with their research mentors and providing the Beckman Scholars with an unparalleled and fully funded undergraduate research experience that spans one academic year and two summers (a level of funding totaling $21,000).

Virtual Intersections will feature presentations by four current and former Beckman Scholars Friday, May 7, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EDT:

  • Katherine Yan, presenting on “Investigation of the Antifouling Properties of Polyproline II Self-Assembled Monolayers
  • Kevin Pataroque, presenting on TBD
  • Sakin Kirti, presenting on “DPP-IV: A mediator for all things fibrosis”
  • Ramona Johnson, presenting on “Regional Influences on the Gut Microbiome in Crohn’s Disease”

Review the details of the Beckman Scholars Program Presentations in Symposium under ‘Live Sessions.’

University-Wide Session

As a part of Intersections, the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity will lead a dialogue about the violent protest that occurred against the United States government at the United States Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. This session is an interdisciplinary exploration and dialogue you won’t want to miss:

An Imperfect Union: Reflections on the Insurrection, Race, and the Future of America An Interdisciplinary Exploration — Open Dialogue

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 12:45 to 2 p.m. EDT

Register via CampusGroups

Details about Friday’s university-wide session is available via CampusGroups and in the Intersections Symposium platform under ‘Live Sessions.’

Take part and enjoy this wonderful celebration of undergraduate ingenuity. If you have any questions about Intersections, please email and include “Intersections Question” in the subject line.