UGROW Faculty Presentations Program

Feb 13 5pm-8pm Comanche A

Dr. Magaly Rincón-Zachary, Welcome and UGROW Overview, Director, Undergraduate Research 
Dr. Yu Guo, Experimental Study of a Van der Pol Oscillatory Circuit, McCoSME- Engineering  
Dr. Nelson Passos, A Study on Hardware Prefetching Effects in the Execution of Computer Programs, McCoSME-Computer Science  
Dr. Salim Azzouz, A Multi-Stage Gearing System to Control Wind Turbines Rotor Speed, McCoSME- Engineering  
Dr. Mahmoud Elsharafi, Darcy and Non-Darcy flow through packing partials, McCoSME- Engineering  
Dr. Marcy Brown Marsden, Examining student perception of diversity and inclusion in STEM participation and instruction, McCoSME-Biology  
Dr. Fu-Cheng (George) Liang, Apply Membrane Protein Chaperone as Therapeutics to Prevent Protein Aggregation Associated Disease, McCoSME-Chemistry
Dr. Dittika Gupta,  Examining Creativity and Learning in a STEAMing HOT Camp, WCOE, Curriculum & Learning (STEAM -Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Mathematics; HOT - Higher Order Thinking)  
Dr. Jon Price, X-ray vision: structural and compositional analysis of minerals and rocks using X-ray sources, McCoSME-Geoscience
Dr. Preet Sharma, Calculating Neutrino Oscillations in Matte, McCoSME, Physics
Dr. Zeki Ilhan,  Adaptive Control Design for a Gravity Compensation Mechanism for Human Lower Limb Rehabilitation, McCoSME, Engineering
Following the Presentations, there will be refreshments and the opportunity to visit with each professor in groups in 5 minute rotations (think "speed meeting").

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15TH. You must attach your transcript to your application!

Send applications to, subject: UGROW 2019 Application for [insert last name].

Application guidelines are located by clicking this link ugrow/application-guidelines

Application is a downloadable form located here: ugrow/application

 UGROW Research Period: May 28-July 2nd. SYMPOSIUM: July 3rd.  

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Summer Workshop

Mission Statement

UGROW affords opportunities for collaborative research between undergraduates and faculty in an interdisciplinary research environment.

MSU Definition of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by one or more undergraduate students, with faculty guidance, that attempts to make an intellectual, creative, or applied contribution to one or more disciplines. Adopted in April 2013.


UGROW was conceived by faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics in 2004 as an initiative to create an interdisciplinary environment to train and nurture young scientists.  The first UGROW was in 2005 and since then, it has offered research opportunities to over 200 undergraduates.  During Summer Session I UGROW students experience the authenticity of conducting research on projects of their choice in a highly interdisciplinary environment. At the end of the program students present their findings at the UGROW Symposium, and at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum the following Fall term. UGROW students may also present their research at an off campus professional meeting/conference if they choose to do so.

UGROW also promotes conditions in which students and faculty, who would like to cross disciplinary boundaries, can advance knowledge and at the same time enrich their learning/research/scholarship endeavors.  UGROW is open to all disciplines at MSUTexas.


  • To create high-quality research experiences for undergraduates in all Colleges at MSUTexas Wichita Falls
  • To provide an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment for undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities
  • To create a pool of talented undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced careers in Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, GeoScience,  Business, Education, Health Sciences & Human Services; Humanities & Social Sciences, and Fine Arts
  • To expand undergraduate research beyond MSUTexas
  • To enhance recruitment of talented students into MSUTexas' undergraduate and graduate programs

ScholarBridge: A Resource for Student-faculty Mentor Matching

UGROW is a proud member of the ScholarBridge community. ScholarBridge is a new tool to promote student and faculty involvement in academic research. ScholarBridge is an online database where professors can post their availability to mentor students. Student members can search the listings of professors and opportunities - at any point in their academic career - to find the right mentor and research focus that they are most interested in actively pursuing. Start now by visiting ScholarBridge.