Broward QEP

Fourth Annual Broward Student Research Symposium
March 14, 2014 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Davie West

QEP This event features research activities of Broward graduate and undergraduate students and gives student researchers the opportunity to experience presenting research (planned or ongoing) or course projects. In addition to the awarding of prizes, the event provides a forum for student interaction with faculty and peers while showcasing their work. The event is part of the University’s Distinction through Discovery Quality Enhancement Plan.

Interested students must submit an electronic abstract between January 27 and February 26, 2014. Thesis and dissertation work, individual and group ongoing or planned research and course projects are all appropriate. Options for the day include poster, multimedia and 10-minute oral presentations.


Broward Undergraduate Research Award

QEPAny undergraduate student at Florida Atlantic University taking classes in Davie or Fort Lauderdale and engaged in research or creative activity under the mentorship of a Broward-based faculty member may be nominated for an award of $2,000 to support their work. The research or creative activity conducted by the student generally takes the form of directed research, independent study, or work on a thesis under the direct supervision of a faculty member, rather than work conducted to fulfill regular course or seminar requirements.

Up to 10 awards will be given for the fall term and 10 awards for the spring term.  Students may receive only one Broward Undergraduate Research Award every twelve months. Grant recipients will be encouraged to present their research findings at a Research Symposium in the spring semester. Each student will be required to submit a two-page summary describing their participation in the research or creative effort at the end of the semester. Faculty mentors of selected students will receive a $1,000 award for professional development.

Note that these are non-recurring dollars.  These awards are made possible through a 2+2 allocation from the Florida Department of Education and is part of the University’s Distinction through Discovery Quality Enhancement Plan.

To apply for the Spring 2014 Broward Undergraduate Research Award, click here. Application deadline is March 24, 2014.

Fall 2013 Broward Undergraduate Research Awardees

  • Michelle Ventura: Factors that Affect Academic Achievement of First Generation Haitian and Jamaican Students in the K-12 System in the United States
    • Nominated by Dr. Angela Rhone, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education

  • Victor Benavides: Measuring Carbon Dioxide Exchange Along a Wetland-to-Flatwoods Gradient at The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve
    • Nominated by Dr. Brian Benscoter, Department of Biological Sciences, Charles E. Schmidt, College of Science

  • Tiffany Robins: An Examination of the Reported Lived Experiences of Homeless College Students and the Related Perceptions of Financial Aid and Admissions Officers in 4-Year Higher Education Institutions
    • Nominated by Dr. Dianne Wright, Educational Leadership and Research Methodology, College of Education

  • Joshua Norsworthy: Composite Architectures: Fabrication of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Architectural Components
    • Nominated Prof. Emmanouil Vermisso, School of Architecture, College for Design and Social Inquiry

  • Rita Sosa: Color-Space Praxis in Architectural Education
    • Nominated by Dr. Henning Haupt, School of Architecture, College for Design and Social Inquiry

  • Maria Sapatta: Design and Analysis for Composite Structural Solutions of Semi-Monocoque Shells for Low-Income Residental Use
    • Nominated by Dr. Jean-Martin Caldieron, School of Architecture, College for Design and Social Inquiry

  • Sonia Vanegas: The Neuropsychological Assessment of Hispanic Preschool Children
    • Nominated by Dr. Monica Rosselli, Department of Psychology, Charles E. Schmidt, College of Science

  • Sarah Kudman: Environmental Hotspots of Antibiotic Resistance
    • Nominated by Dr. Nwadiuto Esiobu, Department of Biological Sciences, Charles E. Schmidt, College of Science

  • Kristina Falcon: Understanding Literacy Pedagogy and Andragogy
    • Nominated by Dr. Philomena Marinaccio, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education

  • Brittani Wright: Remarque Visual Journal Production
    • Nominated by Prof. Stephanie Cunningham, Department of Visual Arts & Art History, College of Arts & Letters

Click here to check past Broward students undergraduate research awardees.

Privacy Policy | University Regulations and Policies | Emergency Information | Get Help | Contact Us

An Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution
© Copyright 2014. Florida Atlantic University.
Florida Atlantic University
 Last Modified 9/5/14