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2021 CBC Undergraduate Research and Senior Thesis Presentation - Poster Fair

April 27, 2021

SARSEF logoCBC is very grateful to the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF) for graciously providing us with the platform to hold our 2021 poster fair virtually. 


2021 Poster Fair Winners2021 Poster Fair Winners

Thesis Category
1st Place Jamie Takashima 
2nd Place Krisha Avalani 
Honorable Mention
Jason Kronenfeld
Kenneth Ly
Akshay Nathan
William Brooks
Ramsey Martz
James Rozelle
Julian Somers
Madison Uli
Ethan Weiss
Life Sciences Advanced
1st Place Hillary Schiff 
2nd Place Nick Mortimore
Life Sciences Emerging
1st Place Julie Fan
2nd Place  Vivian Mendoza-Leon
Advanced Physical Sciences
1st Place Brent Lee
2nd Place Shayna Maddern 

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The Undergraduate Research and Senior Thesis Presentation is an annual Poster Fair hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to:
  • highlight Departmental research opportunities for undergraduates through a poster session
  • provide a place for presentation of Senior Capstone/Thesis research projects
  • provide a forum to showcase research projects conducted by our undergraduates
  • answer any questions you have about the Chemistry and Biochemistry majors
1st place winners receive a monetary award (through their Bursar account)
2nd place winners receive a monetary award (through their Bursar account)
Poster entrants must be a declared chemistry or biochemistry major, or conducting chem/biochem research with a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Posters are initially placed in one of several categories. They include:
  • Physical Science projects involve non-living systems. While your work may have the potential to affect living creatures or be used by living creatures, the research problem you are working to solve does not directly involve the study of living or biological tissues, cells, etc.
  • Life (or Bio) Science projects involve most other areas beyond physical described above. If the project deals with the study of living tissues, creatures, biological processes, affects on human life, etc. it is most likely that your poster will fit this category.
Then the poster will either be judged as accomplished research or emerging research within its category:
  • Accomplished Research: This category reflects the level of accomplishment on the project. Students will most likely have over a year of experience (but not always) and have made progress such that there are results to report.
  • Emerging Research: This category suits new researchers (with a year or less of experience) who have defined a problem, designed a project, may be collecting data, but may lack results at this point.
For poster preparation and presentation advice, see your research mentor, watch for emails on the CBC student listserv regarding upcoming workshops, and check out the following links, (some compiled by the American Chemical Society):