Students present at SURE symposium

Mariah Berchulski talks to Samia Pratt about her SURE project

On September 28th, 2019, the College of Arts and Sciences hosted the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Symposium. Three neuroscience majors and two psychology majors presented work that they completed over the summer, with supervision from UNE faculty, in their areas of research.

Nicole Martin discusses her summer research with an audience member

Nicole Martin (PSY, ’21), working with Dr. Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, presented on Investigating reading comprehension on digital devices in younger and older adults.

Kayla Looper presents about her experiences during SURE

Kayla Looper (NEU, ’21), working with Dr. Mike Burman, presented on Behavioral testing in transgenic rats: An investigation on the effects of inhibited CRF expression.

Mariah Berchulski (NEU, ’21), working with Dr. Mike Burman and Dr. Seth Davis, presented on Modulating anxiety and fear response in neonatal pain treated rats via CRF receptor 2.

Samia Pratt (NEU, ’20), working with Dr. Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne, presented on Detection of abnormal stathmin-2 mRNA processing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient samples in cells with TDP43 depletion.

Hannah Christian stands at her poster presentation at the symposium

Hannah Christian (PSY, ’20), working with Dr. Julie Peterson, presented on the self and daily life in older adults.

You can learn more about the opportunities for undergraduate research in the college at:

Descriptions of faculty research programs which students in ANB, NEU, and PSY can join can be found at:

Nicole Martin has also written about her own experience with the SURE program. Check out her post on Dr. S-B’s lab web pages:

Congratulations to all of our students for their great work this summer!