MOLSAMP Undergraduate Research Symposium Project Titles, Oral and Poster Presentations

Welcome to the Inaugural Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Undergraduate Research Symposium!  This 2-day conference will provide students with the opportunity to network with other STEM scholars, present their undergraduate research, attend a graduate school/internship fair, and hear from faculty and professionals in STEM-related fields!  The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program of the National Science Foundation was established by Congressional Mandate in 1991.  The goals of LSAMP are to significantly increase the quality and quantity of minorities who successfully complete baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and to increase the number of minority students who continue on to graduate studies in these fields. 


2018 Inaugural MOLSAMP Undergraduate Research Symposium


Oral Presentations

First Place - Screening the Candidacy of Monosodium Glutamate as an Addictive Substance in Drosophila

Relevance of Aerodynamics on Ground Vehicles

Vitamin C Quantity in Various Citrus Fruits

Poster Presentations

3D Software Modeling for a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine

Additive Manufacturing of Glass-To-Metal Seals

 Third Place - Attitudes Towards Transgender People

Continuous Liquid Interface Production Through Forced Oxygen Permeation

Deciphering the Regulatory Roles of the Transcription Factors Midline and Engrailed in Drosophila Embryonic Central Nervous System Development

First Place - Endothelial Cell-Specific Overexpression of Endothelin-1 Enhances Exercise-Mediated Improvements in Glucose Tolerance in Western Diet Fed Mice

Fat Content in a Typical Meat Serving

Leaf Shape Analysis of Closely Related Species in Passiflora Subgenus Decaloba (Passifloraceae)

Photosynthetic Pigments of Drought Stressed vs. Non-Stressed Oryza sativa Plants

Phylogeny and Biogeography of Thalia (Marantaceae)

Second Place - Sexually Dimorphic Differences in the Brain Transciptome Profile in Amami Spiny Rats (Tokudaiaosimensis):

A Rodent Species Where Males Lack the Y Chromosome and SRY

Student Engagement: Clickers and Confidence

The Effect of Highly Saturated Fats on Drosophila Behaviors and Viability

The Study of How Beneficial STEM Camps are to Minority Children – The "Black Butterfly" Effect

Total and Regional Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is Associated with Higher Lean Mass Among Postmenopausal African-American Women

Towards a Social Virtual Reality Learning Environment with High Fidelity

Utilizing a B Chromosome Translocation to Manipulate Transgene Copy Number

VISUALIZATION: Helping Users Interact with Data More Efficiently


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