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African-American participation in World War I and laboratory experiments involving titanium carbide were among the topics presented by North Carolina Central University (NCCU) students at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium on November 10, 2018, at North Carolina State University.

The symposium is part of the University of North Carolina System’s undergraduate research efforts in collaboration with the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and the North Carolina Community College System. The annual event provides students an opportunity to showcase their research, present findings and/or creative works and engage in dialogue with their peers and faculty from other state institutions. 

Twenty-seven students from NCCU’s criminal justice, mass communication, history, biology and chemistry programs participated thanks to support from the Office of the Provost.

Senior chemistry major Martha Garcia Cervantes gave an oral presentation on her research findings of restructuring Ti3C2Tx (titanium carbide) using aluminum Keggin ions.

“The State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium provided a platform to share my research that I diligently worked on for the past summer which made the symposium a pleasant experience,” said Cervantes.

“NCCU’s strong representation at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium demonstrates the university’s vigorous efforts that support student opportunities to engage in thought-provoking research,” said Dr. Michelle Mayo, associate provost for Academic Programs and Undergraduate Research at NCCU.

NCCU faculty members who supported students as mentors include: Department of Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Dr. Lorna Grant; Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Gail Hollowell; and Department of Communication Assistant Professor Dr. W. Russell Robinson; Department of Chemistry Assistant Professor Dr. Omar Christian; Department of Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Dr. Frank Rodriguez; Department of Psychology Associate Professor Dr. Dwayne Brandon; Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Assistant Research Professor Dr. Rob Onyenwoke; Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Fei Yan; Department of Psychology Assistant Professor Dr. Kristen Bell-Hughes; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Kevin Williams; Department of Chemistry Associate Professor Dr. Shawn Sendlinger; Department of History Assistant Professor Dr. Charles Johnson; Department of Psychology Assistant Research Professor Dr. John Sollers, III; and Department of Communication Associate Professor Dr. Bruce dePyssler.


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