Undergraduate research showcase

Gingerbread Brookings Kranti V. Peddada (above, right), a rising senior in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, was among the approximately 230 Washington University in St. Louis undergraduates from a wide variety of disciplines who presented their original research during the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium April 28 in the Laboratory Sciences Building. Peddada explains his research on “Understanding Women’s Choice of Delivery Location: A Study From an Urban Slum in Southern India” to Ruth Lewit, a graduating senior majoring in anthropology and in biology, both in Arts & Sciences, during the poster session. Lewit also presented her research, which was on “Lung S100A8 Expression Induced in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Baboon Model.” (Below, from left) Michael T. Dango, a post-baccalaureate fellow in WUSTL’s Humanities Digital Workshop (HDW), visits with Joseph Loewenstein, PhD, professor of English in Arts & Sciences, director of the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, and HDW co-director, and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Wrighton earlier presented Lowenstein, the symposium’s keynote speaker, and the HDW with the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Research. The daylong symposium also featured talks by students, senior thesis colloquia and the Washington University International Review Conference on Migration & Identity. For a complete list of student presentations, visit ur.wustl.edu. Credit: Kevin Lowder