Celebrating Our 2020 Undergraduate Research Award Recipients

Georgia Tech undergraduates have a unique opportunity when they start studies on campus: They have a chance to engage in the kind of research that other schools might not offer until they are in graduate studies. In Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences, undergraduates can ask questions, use their skills, and test their knowledge to solve problems and explore issues no one has ever addressed before.

Every year, a select group of undergraduates distinguishes itself with meaningful research, guided by faculty members and other mentors who get to watch the development of some of the country’s best young scientific minds.

Please join us in congratulating this year's undergraduate research award recipients:

Shaun Eisner

A. Joyce Nickelson and John C. Sutherland Undergraduate Research Award
This endowment gift of Jen Nickelson and John Sutherland is presented to a student studying physics and mathematics.

Eisner, a physics major, conducts his research with Professor Flavio Fenton. A research study he co-authored, “Baseline Wandering Removal in Optical Mapping Measurements With PID Control in Phase Space,” was presented via poster session at the 2019 Computing in Cardiology conference in Singapore.

Steven Creech

Georgia Tech College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Award
Creech, a mathematics major, researches under the guidance of Professor Matthew Baker. He studies algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. Creech is also an undergraduate teaching assistant and the president of Club Math.

Amitej Venapally

Georgia Tech College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Award
A double major in biochemistry and computer science, Venapally researches under the guidance of Professor Loren Williams. An undergraduate teaching assistant, his research explores the origin of life, and how peptides stabilize RNA.

Sara Brockmeier

Georgia Tech College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Award
Brockmeier, a psychology major who researches with Professor Philip Ackerman, is conducting research that is helping to determine the reliability of aptitude tests used by the U.S. Navy. She is the social chair of the Psychology Club at Georgia Tech and was a GT 1000 first-year seminar leader for the Science and Math Research and Training (SMART) Living and Learning Community.

College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Awards are co-sponsored with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.