Where Are They Now?

where are they now

Where Are They Now?

Check out what our past Undergraduate Research Academy Members are doing now.

 

Kim Hoang, Biology major, Class of 2014.

Kim is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Biology at Emory University.

Logan Schachtner, Biology major, Class of 2016.

Logan is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Developmental Genetics at New York University

Alexandra Stuart, Class of 2018

Alexandra is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Colorado State University.

Her URA research was just published.

cover of the journal of magnetism and magnetic materials

 

Check Out More Alumni Successes

  • 2015-2016 URA Alumni

    Laura Bell, Department of Biology

    Laura is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Neuroscience Program at University of Utah Medical School.

    Professional Research Conference Poster Presentation

    • The Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience Group Meeting. Aurora, CO. May 2015. Determining the role of caper in Drosophila neural development. Schachtner, L., Bell, L., Olesnicky, E.C.

    Jesse Miller, Department of Geography

    Professional Meeting Presentations

    • Miller, J. Mangrove forest land cover change within the Bahía de Jiquilísco region of El Salvador. Annual Meeting of the Great Plains / Rocky Mountains Division American Association of Geographers, Colorado Spring, CO, November 2016.
    • Miller, J. and Gibbes, C. Spatial Analysis of land cover in Jiquilisco, El Salvador. Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum, Ft. Worth, TX, April 2016. 

    Internal Campus Presentation

    • Miller, J. An application of remote sensing to measure changes in mangrove forests. Guest lecture in GES 3060 (Introduction to Remote Sensing), Fall 2016, UCCS. 

    Publication

    • Gibbes, C. and Miller, J. (in prep). Cellular Automata-Markov modeling to assess of mangrove forest management. Expected submission to Forest Ecology and Management May 2017.
  • 2014-2015 URA Alumni

    Miriam DeJong

    Miriam is now at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She won the best poster prize at the Front Range Advanced Magnetics Symposium in Fort Collins, CO in 2015, the best poster prize at the American Physical Society 4 Corners Conference in Phoenix, AZ in 2015, and she has two publications in international peer-review journals:

    • "Domain walls in finite-width nanowires with interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction," M.D. DeJong and K.L. Livesey, Phys. Rev. B in press (2017). 
    • "Analytic theory for the switch from Bloch to Neel domain wall in nanowires with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy," M. D. DeJong and K. L. Livesey, Phys. Rev. B 92, 214420 (2015).

    Jennifer Roberts, Department of Psychology

    Roberts is continuing to work with her URA mentor, Dr. Molly Maxfield in the Psychology department, as a PhD candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at UCCS. She is currently working in Dr. Maxfield's lab, as well as writing a paper with Maxfield that is based on her URA project.

    Logan Schachtner

    Logan is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the Developmental Genetics Program at New York University.

    Peer Reviewed Publication

    • Schachtner ,L.T., Sola, I.E., Forand, D., Antonacci, S., Postovit, A.J., Mortimer, N.T., Killian, D.J., Olesnicky, E.C.   Drosophila Shep and C. elegans SUP-26 are RNA-binding proteins that play diverse roles in nervous system development. Development Genes and Evolution. 2015 Nov 225:319-330. *

    * This article was chosen by the Editor-in-Chief as the highlight article of issue 6

    Professional Research Conference Poster Presentation

    • The Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience Group Meeting. Aurora, CO. May 2015. Determining the role of caper in Drosophila neural development. Schachtner, L., Bell, L., Olesnicky, E.C.