Undergraduate research and creative project award winners announced

Student presents work at Research Showcase at Case Western Reserve University

Each semester, Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) hosts Intersections, where undergraduate students present their research and creative projects. The event is a special opportunity for the Case Western Reserve community to learn about the array of academic work being done by students across campus.

In December 2020, more than 250 students shared their work across 100+ projects. Several projects were selected and recognized as award winners. Read about the winning projects below.

And, don’t forget to save the date for the next Intersections May 6-7, 2021!

SOURCE Virtual Intersections Awardees

Engineering

  • First place: Alex Hurwitz, Kenneth Meyer, Christopher Schult, Hope Yashnik—”Patient Hand Hygiene System,” mentored by Colin Drummond and Matthew Williams, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Second Place (tie): Wangbo Chen, Benjamin Durning, Luna Al Lababidi, Tiger Fan, Francesca McDonald—”Creating a Medical Wearable for Monitoring Vitals During Syncope Episodes to Allow for a Warning System and Collection of Data for Diagnostic Purposes,” mentored by Colin Drummond and Matthew Williams, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Second Place (tie): Ya Gao, Lindsey Greenwood, Rachel Mann, Yilin He—”Peripheral Venous Catheter Port Sanitization,” mentored by Colin Drummond and Matthew Williams, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Life Sciences

  • First place: Caroline Theile—”Genomic characterization of glioblastoma tumors in AYA and adult patient populations,” mentored by Nicole Crown, Department of Biology
  • Second Place: Tanvi Patel—”The Impact of Trikafta (R) on Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients,” mentored by Kimberly McBennett, Department of Biology

Physical Science

  • First place: Shawn Yoshida—”Characterizing the simulated anomalous diffusion of proteins in relation to the nanoporous structure of extracellular matrix-relevant hydrogels,” mentored by Lydia Kisley, Department of Physics
  • Second place: Hannah Messenger—”Statistical Modeling of Single Molecule Corrosion Imaging,” mentored by Lydia Kisley, Department of Physics

Social Sciences

  • First place (tie): Isabella Beninate—”Condensed Bilingual Input Output Survey for Increased Clinical Efficiency,” mentored by Lauren Calandruccio, Department of Psychological Sciences
  • First place (tie): Zain Khawaja, Jad Daw—”Examining the Effect of Median Income on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Using AHRQ’s Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) for Patients in New York City,” mentored by Jenny Hawkins, Department of Economics
  • Second place: Claire Jeffress—”Orchestral Diversity: Analyzing Diversity in Music Conservatories,” mentored by Jenny Hawkins, Department of Economics