Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (CRE), FSU's Office of the President, and the Student Government Association, the Showcase is the culmination of the Undergraduate Summer Research Award experience. At the Showcase, award winners share their research and creative projects through poster and oral presentations. The summer awards are a reflection of the University's commitment to developing students as scholars and innovators and are a testament to the stimulating education undergraduates receive at Florida State.
These students' projects share in the University's mission of nurturing independent thinkers, who are learning to create solutions that enrich both our campus and our larger communities. The 2015 Showcase was held Monday, September 28th at FSU's Turnbull Conference Center.
Cody Moser is a current senior completing his honors thesis for his final year in the Anthropology program at FSU. He currently interns at the Center for Anchored Phylogenomics under Dr. Emily Lemmon in the Department of Biology. He has conducted previous research on wild white-faced capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica, and plans to continue his education and research in primatology after graduation by attending graduate school. His research interests include human language origins, the interactions between predator and prey, and the cognition expressed by animals through their communication.
Alexa Pennavaria is an URCAA and Benjamin Gilman award recipient for her research in Germany and France on human osteology. Currently, she is working on her honors thesis that is a culmination of her year in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and her summer abroad. This academic year, she will be a UROP Leader and an intern at the Bureau of Archaeological Research. After earning a B.S. in Anthropology with a minor concentration in Museum Studies in the spring of 2016, she will pursue a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology.