RISE is followed by the Reach Awards Reception where students’ exceptional research will be recognized.
Outstanding Research Awards
Seven Outstanding Student Research Awards are presented in each category of research. These students will receive a RISE Medal to acknowledge their remarkable presentations.
The RISE Awards are presented to those who show excellence in Research, Innovation, and Scholarship, with each also receiving a $1,000 cash reward. The final award is given to the presentation that receives the most RISE Dollars during RISE and who displays the greatest excellence in Entrepreneurship. They also receive a $5,000 cash reward.
Best Video Pitch
New this year, students who submit a video pitch in MyRISE will be eligible for recognition at the the Reach Awards Reception. The highest scoring video presentation will be recognized with the Best Video Pitch award as well as a $500 cash reward.
Microfluidic Chemotaxis-Based Cell Immunophenotyping for Ocular Diagnostics. David Walsh, Juliette Kassas
The Millennial Village. Chris Marciano, Ryan Matthew, Mark Munroe
Salsolinol compounds as biomarkers for human alcohol consumption, disease, and toxicity. Sean Kocur
Interactive Cyclists Accident Prevention System (iCAPS). Amir Farjadian, Qingchao Kong, Carlo Sartori, Matt Gowie, Elica Farjadian, Constantinos Mavroidis
Computer and Information Sciences
Undergraduate: Minutes to Midnight: Promoting Creation, Culpability, and Critical Thinking. Chris Germano, Duncan MacLeod, Justin Yang
Graduate: A web-based laboratory for computational social science. Ceyhun Karbeyaz, David Lazer, Waleed Meleis, Alan Mislove, Brian Keegan
Engineering and Technology
Undergraduate: Resilient Structures. David Potter, Sara Al-Otaibi
Graduate: Microfluidic Chemotaxis-Based Cell Immunophenotyping for Ocular Diagnostics. David Walsh, Juliette Kassas
Undergraduate: A pilot project in preparation for the randomized control trial: “Moving On After Breast Cancer”. Emily Nasson, Marin Little, Lucy Burrage
Graduate: Salsolinol compounds as biomarkers for human alcohol consumption, disease, and toxicity. Sean Kocur
Humanities and Arts
Undergraduate: Artist Co-Funding: Redefining The Modern Record Label. Joey Lafyatis
Graduate: The Millennial Village. Chris Marciano, Ryan Matthew, Mark Munroe
Undergraduate: WeTeam. Matt Gowie, Maple Kuo, Craig Berry, John Reardon, Nicole Nussbaum
Graduate: Localized tumor delivery of radiosensitizers and chemotherapeutics using ‘INCeRT’ implants. Jodi Belz, Stacey Markovic, Rajiv Kumar, Mark Niedre, Srinivas Sridhar
Physical and Life Sciences
Undergraduate: Application of Spectral Cytopathology as a Diagnostic Tool for Barrett’s Esophagus. Douglas Townsend
Graduate: Optimization of pharmaceutical properties of a lead compound targeting human African trypanosomiasis by nanoformulations. Jennifer Woodring
Social Sciences, Business and Law
Undergraduate: Know Thyself…Or Not. Inbae Choi
Graduate: Perceived Control of Pain Contributes to Reduced Pain Ratings and Accurately Recalling Pain. Mollie Ruben, Adriana Jodoin, Isabelle Nichols, Judith Hall
Best Video Pitch Award
GABA Modulating Bacteria in the Human Gut Microbiome. Philip Strandwitz, Eric Stewart, Kim Lewis
COE Dean’s Award
A System For Gathering Data on Sleep Behavior and Context in the Home Setting. Aida Ehyaei
SREC Engineering Award
Gather – Enhanced Short-Term Social Event Discovery and Planning. Robinson Greig
Graduate Student Government Award
Treating Parkinson’s Disease Using a Non-Invasive Gene Therapy Approach. Amirah Aly
Research - Malav Trivedi
The Research award is given to students who display excellent procedure and method in their exploration and study.
Innovation - Antonio Rufo
The Innovation award is given to students who discover novel and revolutionary inventions or processes and that can be translated into real-world applications or has practical implications.
Scholarship - Benjamin Greer
The Scholarship award is given to students who display an academic breakthrough in a particular branch or filed.
Entrepreneurship - Amir Farjadian
The People’s Choice award, this is given to students who display research with the greatest entrepreneurial potential.