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Winners Announced for Inspired Discoveries Undergraduate Research Day

May 21, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Three University of Baltimore students earned awards as part of UB's annual Inspired Discoveries event, a celebration of undergraduate research and creativity. The event, held on May 9, is a collaboration of Langsdale Library, the Helen P. Denit Honors Program, the Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of the Provost. It's part of an ongoing effort to recognize and encourage undergraduate research and other academic achievements.

The winners and their projects are:

  • Leah Jennings and Taylor Burch, who earned the Robert L. Bogomolny Award for Undergraduate Creative Achievement for their "Kids Controller." The pair did research and design work for a new video game controller for children ages 5-8. The project explored both improved mapping and easier use of game controllers.
  • Megan Mercieca, who earned the Robert L. Bogomolny Award for Undergraduate Research with her exploration of the potential relationship of pH in schizophrenic and control subjects' postmortem cerebellum brain tissue. The research entialed the measurement of the pH of schizophrenics relative to control subjects; the study found marginally, statistically significant differences, suggesting that brain pH levels are marginally influenced by brain disease.

Inspired Discoveries is part of the University's ongoing efforts to recognize and encourage undergraduate research and other academic achievements. Student presentations may be in the form of poster sessions, exhibits, panel presentations or presented papers. Projects may include original research conducted individually or as a team or creative works such as video games or design projects.

Learn more about Inspired Discoveries.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.