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Iowa State ECpE students chosen to present at national undergraduate research conference

For only the second year ever, Iowa State University students will present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

NCUR, held April 4-7 at the University of Central Oklahoma, brings together about 4,000 students from across the nation to present their scholarship and creative research in their disciplines.

This year, 51 ISU students, including five Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) students, were selected to present their research at the conference.

Students attending will also be able to participate in one of the largest graduate school fairs in the nation, in addition to networking and professional development workshops.

Svitlana Zbarska, coordinator of Iowa State’s undergraduate research program, worked with ISU students who are participating in NCUR. Last year 13 students represented ISU at the University of Memphis.

“It is a great opportunity for students to meet other undergraduate researchers, master their presentation skills and learn more about graduate schools,” Zbarska said. “This year ISU will have strong representatives at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.”

The ECpE students who were selected to present their research at NCUR, along with their hometowns, majors and research titles are:

Souparni Agnihotri, Bangalore, India, electrical and computer engineering; Omar Taylor, Miramar, Florida, computer engineering; Yazan Okasha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, electrical and computer engineering, “Fast Algorithms for Recommender Systems”

Josua Gonzales-Neal, Tomball, Texas, software engineering, “Literary Review of the Security for the Internet of Things Survey”

Takao Shibamoto, Tokyo, Japan, computer engineering, “Primer Server – A Web Application to Design Primers for the Amplification of Unique DNA Targets in Complex Genomes”

To view a full list of all 51 students presenting their research, click here for the original University News story.