Every spring the Undergraduate Research Forum within the College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas Austin, celebrates its most outstanding undergraduate student scientists. Students’ posters and oral presentations that summarize the year’s research projects are judged for content and innovation by university, faculty, alumni, and industry scientists. The 2013/2014 academic year awards ceremony took place April 21st, with Ellen Prediger (Director of Scientific Communication, IDT) in attendance to present student, Patrick Haley, with a $500 check and award for Excellence in Computational Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry Research. Patrick’s research project used computational modeling to address how factors such as group size and limited food sources affect group formation and group vigilance during foraging, an aspect of the “Many-Eyes” hypothesis.
UT Austin undergraduate Patrick Haley (right) receives a $500 award from IDT, presented by Ellen Prediger (IDT; left) for Excellence in Computational Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry Research.