SouthEast URSCA 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Southeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Virtual Conference! We’re thrilled to have a wide variety of topics and themes represented here. Please take some time to view the presentations before the live Q&A sessions on 22 April (schedule below). You can also peruse the presenters listed alphabetically or by institution by using the links below.

View sessions by speakers last name here.

View sessions by Institution here.


10:00 – 10:25 am Eastern / 9:00 – 9:25 am Central

Oral Presentation Session 1
Electric Vehicles Electric Nightmares
Chanda Mitchell, University of Montevallo

Water Distribution Networks in Indonesia: A Comparative Case Study Analysis
London Weier, New College of Florida

The Influence of Vaccine Literacy on College-Aged Students’ Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccines​
Ashlynn Sweat, University of South Carolina Aiken

Cross-Country Comparisons of Healthcare Systems
James A Bennitt, University of Montevallo

10:25 – 10:55 am Eastern / 9:25 – 9:55 am Central

Poster Session

Triazole Compounds – Potentials in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
Maggie Taylor, Mississippi University for Women

Parasite Diversity and Prevalence within Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve
Blue Smith, University of Montevallo

How Contextual Factors (e.g., Poverty, Behavior, and Diversity) Influence Student Learning and Assessment.
Sarah Floyd, Maggie Hamm, and Dylan Linginfelter, University of South Carolina Aiken

Computational Evaluation of Bioactive Compounds from Vaccinium vitis-idaea L (Lingonberry) for Treating KRAS-associated Lung Cancer
Ayooluwa Ilesanmi, Mississippi University for Women

Jim of Angola: From A Virginia Estate to an Early 19th-century Maroon Village in Florida
Sarah York, New College of Florida

10:55 – 11:20 am Eastern / 9:55 – 10:20 am Central

Oral Presentation Session 2

The Neural Underpinnings of Motor Coordination
Tatiana Pillsbury, New College of Florida

Confluence of Business Culture and Business Practices
Eva Dirr, University of Montevallo

Examining the Perceived Self-Efficacy of Inclusive Special Area Teachers in K-12 Classrooms.
Deanna McCord, Skyla Watson, and Adam Taylor Eubanks, University of South Carolina Aiken

Beer Industry and its Role in German Culture
Emily Hafner, University of Montevallo