New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experiences

The 2021 NCUIRE research symposium is going virtual. Students will upload their posters and research presentation and the general public will be able to view the amazing projects.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium 

View the 2021 Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium.

ASU undergraduate students, community college and high school students and their mentors are invited to present their research and creative projects at this year's New College Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium. Research projects will be in conference poster format. The event will feature a poster session, keynote address, and award ceremony. Faculty judges will determine awards for best posters submitted by NCUIRE and Non NCUIRE students, while a student award will be granted on student evaluations of posters. Admission to the event is free and open to the public!

Research Symposium Award Winners 

NCUIRE, the program that fosters original research projects between undergraduates and faculty mentors, is proud to announce the 2021 awards for best posters.  Twenty six posters were displayed at the annual research symposium.  The judges were impressed by every submission and deciding on the best posters was difficult.  All participants should be proud of their work and the faculty mentors deserve a round of applause as well. NCUIRE offers two types of conference awards, one based the evaluations of New College professors and one based on student impressions. As an organizer of this event, I am especially thankful of all of the judges who added their insights and the dedicated work of Jaime Alvarez, Ruth Dempsey, Kara Glaser, Stacey Kimbell, and Carolyn Starr.  


Eric Swank
Associate Director of NCUIRE  

NCUIRE Faculty Judge Awards


Student Names

Poster Title

1st Place

Meghan Gast

Insect Activity During Decomposition in the Extreme Sonoran Desert Climate

2nd Place

Tessa Jung

Is SPAM® Good Enough for Lucilia Sericata? An Analysis of Food Sources for Entomological Crime Scene Collections

3rd Place

Anastasia Stats

Using GIS to Analyze the Effects of Multiple Threats on Caribbean Corals

Honorable Mention

Brianna Riccomini

Development Study of the Forensically Important Calliphora Latifrons

Honorable Mention

Rachel King

Science and Policy: Improving Fish Consumption Advisory Programs in the US and Canada  

Student Choice Awards


Student Names

Poster Title

1st Place

Ava Lemke

Employment Accessibility for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD): A Bi-National Comparison

2nd Place

Maggie Lorenz, Daniel Foglesong, Victor Garcia, Giovanni Artiglio

ActionPoint: Action-driven App to Strengthen Parent-Teen Relationships to Combat Cyberbullying

3rd Place

Luisa Rodriguez, Bryan Salinas, 

Gail Hutchings, 

Kylie Kulak

Racial Bias Research in Psychology and Law

Event Information

When: April 12 to April 16

Where: Online - Admission to the event is free and accessible from April 12 to April 16

Who:  ASU students, community college and high school students interested in presenting research and creative projects (including, but not limited to, NCUIRE, Individualized Instruction, Capstone experiences, etc.)

 Poster and Creative Project Guidelines

For instructions on how to create an appropriate poster or presentation please, download guidelines

Download Guidelines


Posters and creative projects will be judged by ASU faculty from various disciplines.


All posters will be entered into contests for best NCUIRE and non NCUIRE posters, as well as the favorite posters among conference participants.


Please email for any questions about the Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium.

COVID-19 information

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