Advisory - University of Lethbridge students show off research work through inaugural Undergraduate Research Showcase

Monday, March 13, 2017


WHAT: Undergraduate Research Showcase poster competition

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017

WHERE: University Hall Atrium

Consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, the University of Lethbridge is showcasing the work of its undergraduate students as part of its annual Research Week.

The Undergraduate Research Showcase is a poster session featuring undergraduate students and their supervisors who have participated in research activities in the past year. More than 40 projects will be featured and media are invited to visit the session and speak with students and supervisors who were involved in the research.

A few of the featured projects include:

Clarissa Beke (Neuroscience, Dr. Claudia Gonzalez) – Her research focuses on handedness – Watch What You’re Doing: Right Hand Advantage for Grasp-to-Eat Action Relies on Visual Guidance.

Ashley Henrickson (History, Dr. Kristine Alexander) – Recipient of the 2015 Chinook Summer Research Award, Henrickson created an annotated bibliography on the family history of the great war (1914-1918), analyzing transcribed letters sent between soldiers and their families.

Vera Lee (Neuroscience, Dr. Matthew Tata) – Her independent study examines how we hear in a group setting – What’s in a Cocktail Party? Testing the Mechanisms of Auditory Spatial Resolution in Multi-Talker Scenes.

Marisa Lelekach (Neuroscience, Dr. Robbin Gibb) – A Chinook, AIHS Summer Studentship Award winner, Lelekach examines chronic adolescent exposure to THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana, on anxiety-related behavior.

Geoffrey Sitwell (Physics/Astronomy, Dr. Locke Spencer) – His honors thesis work – Spectral Analysis and Modeling of Select Massive Young Stellar Objects.

Kaitlynn Weaver (Sociology, Dr. Susan McDaniel) – Her applied study project – A Collaboration Towards Food Security: Social Policy and Grassroots Activism.
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