The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes and celebrates the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama.
Undergraduate students who have conducted significant scholarly research are nominated by faculty/staff research directors. The recipients and their nominators are recognized at a luncheon in their honor during UA’s Honors Week.
In 1997, the Randall Publishing Co. and the H. Pettus Randall III family created the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program in memory of Henry Pettus Randall Jr., a distinguished UA alumnus and creator of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
A distinguished panel of UA research faculty and past winners of the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award select the winners.
|First Name||Last Name||Major||College||Project Name||Faculty Mentor|
|Emma||Burford||Mechanical Engineering||Engineering||Fatigue Crack Growth Resistance in Additively Manufactured Steels||Dr. S.R. Daniewicz|
|Nadia||DelMedico||Art History||Arts & Sciences||Slavery at The University of Alabama||Dr. Rachel Stephens|
|Alison||Farrar||Physics||Arts & Sciences||Anisotropic Damping in Spintronic & Spinlogic Devices||Dr. Claudia Mewes|
|Amber||Gomez||Chemical Engineering||Engineering||Actinide +II and +III Ion Aqueous Hydrolysis Reactions and Lewis Acidities of Early Actinides||Dr. David Dixon|
|Helmi||Henkin||Psychology and French||Arts & Sciences||Bringing Art to Life/Mindful Coping Power||Dr. Rebecca Allen and Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer|
|James||Howard||Chemistry||Arts & Sciences||Application of air-stable palladium(II) precatalysts to Suzuki cross-coupling reactions and C-H activation of pyridine N-oxides||Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy|
|Katelyn||Isbell||Electrical Engineering||Engineering||Cavity-Backed Archimedean Spiral Antenna with Conical Perturbations for 3U CubeSat Applications||Dr. Yang-Ki Hong|
|Addison||Iszler||Chemistry||Arts & Sciences||Noncovalent interactions in PAMAM dendrimer analogues||Dr. Marco Bonizzoni|
|Andrew||Laningham||Communication Studies||CCIS||Self-concept maintenance theory applied in the context of food honor systems||Dr. Darrin Griffin|
|Daryl||Lakner||Chemistry||Arts & Sciences||Structural and Electronic Properties of Pd Clusters: Catalyst Models||Dr. David Dixon|
|Kyle||Leonard||Chemical Engineering||Engineering||Cell Toxicity Profiles of Ionic Liquids||Dr. Christopher Brazel|
|Annemarie||Lisko||English / Italian||Arts & Sciences||‘[B]y the Snake Memory Stung’: Progressions of Remembrance in Percy Shelley’s Italian Poetry||Stephen Tedeschi|
|Ryan||Morelock||Chemical and Biological Engineering||Engineering||Electrodeposition for Palladium Zinc Bimetallic Catalyst||Dr. Qiang Huang|
|Blair||Morrison||Marine Science/Biology||Arts & Sciences||Green Invaders: Life History of the European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) in Southern Maine||Dr. Fred Whiting|
|Logan||Norris||Biology/Psychology||Arts & Sciences||Investigation of Dopamine Neuron Degeneration as a Consequence of Microbiome Derived Bacteria||Dr. Kim Caldwell|
|Samuel||Ostrow||Political Science||Arts & Sciences||Open Seats in U.S. House Elections 1996-2016||Dr. Stephen Borrelli|
|Graham||Parker||Biology||Arts & Sciences||Neurobehavioral Analysis of Glutamate Signaling in Dystonia||Dr. Guy Caldwell|
|Rylee||Perentis||Biology||Arts & Sciences||Gene-by-environment interactions that disrupt mitochondrial homeostasis
cause neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease models
|Dr. Kim Caldwell|
|James||Pezent||Aerospace Engineering||Engineering||Astrodynamics and Space Research: Contingency Trajectory Design for NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) Scout Mission||Dr. Rohan Sood|
|Pablo||Ramos Ferrer||Chemical Biological Engineering||Engineering||Oxidatively Stable Conducting Polymer Electrodes for Energy Storage||Dr. Ju-Won Jeon|
|Donna||Xia||Chemical Engineering||Engineering||Actinide +III and +IV Ion Aqueous Hydrolysis Reactions||Dr. David Dixon|
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