AMES, Iowa — Eight Iowa State University College of Design students will head south this week to share their research and scholarship with peers from across the nation.

They are among 62 Iowa State undergraduate students selected to present their work at the 33rd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 11–13 at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. About 4,000 undergraduate students from across the US present their research at this annual conference, the largest undergraduate research conference in the country.

College of Design students who will participate, along with their hometowns, majors and research titles are:

  • Jiu Cao, Shanghai, China, art and design, “Erwin Panofsky’s Iconography in the Interpretation of the Sixth Patriarch Chopping Bamboo”
  • Haley Grote, Carroll, industrial design, and Mary Murphy, Decorah, industrial design, “Co-Creating Sketchnote Visuals with Honors Students”
  • Kelly Guerin, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, industrial design, and Colette Kocek, La Grange Park, Illinois, industrial design, “Discovering the Role of Empathy in a Course Redesign Process”
  • Rami Mannan, Doha, Qatar, architecture, “Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar by Pei: Tradition and Modernization in Islamic Architecture”
  • Kendall Reynolds, Overland Park, Kansas, industrial design, “Design Thinking Mindsets Demonstrated by Engineering Students”
  • Mengying Wu, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China, architecture, “The Concept of the Sublime in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia”

Research abstracts are available online; search by last name of the presenter.

This is the third year ISU students have attended NCUR. In addition to presenting their research and scholarship, these students also will have networking and professional development opportunities.