Virtual Intersections and Celebration of Student Writing and Research begins Friday, Dec. 4

aerial view of intersections poster session event, presenters, posters and guests are shown

Beginning Friday, Dec. 4, Case Western Reserve University will celebrate undergraduate research and creative projects during Virtual Intersections. Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) hosts this special event where students can celebrate their success and share their work with the campus community.

Projects and presentations will be available for review and comment on the SOURCE website beginning Friday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. ET and will remain accessible until Friday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. ET

Students will present their research across a number of categories including:

  • Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management
  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Celebration of Student Writing and Research

Undergraduate students will share their research, scholarly and creative work with our academic community. The virtual format will include asynchronous presentations, including PDF posters, PowerPoint slides as well as live and recorded presentations. 

Virtual attendees are encouraged to leave notes of congratulations and comments on presenters' discussion boards. Full details about how to participate will be available on the SOURCE website in advance of the event.

In addition to the individual and group projects presented during Intersections, student writing and research projects completed as a part of SAGES will be showcased in the Celebration of Student Writing and Research. These course presentations offer an entire class (or group of students) the opportunity to display and discuss their writing projects.

Snapshot of presenters

Below are a few of the students who will be featured during Virtual Intersections. More than 250 students will share their work across 100+ projects from various majors.

kassandra blank

Kassanndra Blank

Major: Chemical Engineering

Presentation Title: “3D Bioprinting Utilizing Multiple Extruders for Multimaterial Prints.”

Research Project Summary: The goal of Kassandra’s research was to determine the functionality of dual-extruder procedures pertaining to bio-printing articular cartilage.  The reason, according to Kassandra, was to "observe the effects that an additional material would have on the construction of the tissue and on cell growth."


christiana wang

Christiana Wang

Major: Biology

Presentation Title: “Developmental Control of Drosophila Meiosis”

Research Project Summary: Christiana summarized her work this way: "Current research has no information in regards to the mechanism of double-stranded break formation controls in Drosophila, but previous research and knowledge suggests a link to chromatin marks."  Christiana, goes on to explain that her work "investigated the epigenetic chromatin marks that correspond with double-stranded break formation patterns in Drosophila using R and statistical analysis."


shawn yoshida

Shawn Yoshida

Major: Physics

Presentation Title:   “Characterizing simulated anomalous diffusion of fluorophores in hydrogel images”

Research Project Summary: During the summer (2020), Shawn focused his efforts on simulating the diffusion of fluorophores in binarized SEM images of hydrogels with nanoscale features smaller than the wavelength of light. According to Shawn, "using fcsSOFI, I can characterize both the nanostructure of the gel, and the diffusion dynamics of the fluorophores."