What is CREATE?
Center for Research, Experiential, Artistic & Transformative Education
CREATE is the home for student research at Austin College. Located in the Wright Campus Center, Room 204, CREATE helps administer opportunities for Undergraduate Research (UR) for the students of Austin College. There are several different ways for you to get involved with research: via the classroom or independently, with group or individual research projects. Each project will have a mentoring faculty member to guide you through the process. CREATE will have opportunities throughout the year for you to show your work and share your knowledge.
Majors: Biology, Economics From: Plano, Texas In the summer 2019, I had the opportunity to do cancer research at Dr. Waldmann’s Cytokine Immunology and Immunotherapy Lab in the NIH’s National Cancer Institute. Under the guidance of Dr. Kumar, I researched the complex interactions between cancer cells and the body’s signaling pathways. I also identified novel… [Read More]
For me, the most exciting part of attending the ASCB-EMBO conference was seeing all of the new technologies that were available for molecular biology research. I got to see and learn about many of these new techniques, which was a huge eye-opener with regards to what is possible in terms of potential experiments. Before attending… [Read More]
Major: Biology Minor: Spanish I started my research in Dr. Aiello’s lab during Jan Term of this year. The opportunity to present a poster at a conference after only 3 months of research seemed intimidating, yet exciting. I was really anxious about this conference. I had never taken a genetics course and already felt a… [Read More]
Major: Economics, Political Science From: Frisco, TX Attending the Economic Scholars Program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as both a researcher and Austin College student was especially rewarding. Austin College, more specifically Dr. Nuckols’, relationship with the ESP represents a long-standing tradition of quality scholarship and discussion stemming from our campus. Seeing Dr.… [Read More]
Major: Biology & French Minor: Chemistry From: Lufkin, TX I work in the Aiello lab, and presenting our work at conferences is a requirement to remain a member in good standing. I was invited to present my work at the South Eastern Regional Yeast Meeting (SERYM), although there are a number of conferences we attend.… [Read More]
Major: Public Health Minors: Neuroscience, Leadership Studies From: Plano, TX Research background: I have been active in research for three years, completing research projects in Neuroscience, Psychology, Community Health, and Civic Engagement. Her Neuroscience research was published in the peer-reviewed, on-campus research journal ACUMEN in 2018. Kylie successfully defended her Public Health Honors Thesis identifying the… [Read More]
Major: Biology with Concentration and Public Health From: Austin, TX Texas Genetics Society was the first research conference I had ever attended. Going in, I did not know what to expect and was a little nervous to present our poster to graduate and postdoc students. During the conference, we attended all the presentations given by… [Read More]
Major : Psychology and East Asian Languages and Cultures – Bio: Blair is a senior double majoring in Psychology and East Asian Languages & Cultures. She has been a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Ian MacFarlane for three years and her own research has focused on mental health and services in Japan. Over… [Read More]
Major: Political Science, History, and Spanish Bio: Brady is a senior at AC from Whitesboro, Texas and I am a triple major in Political Science, History, and Spanish. While at AC I have been an RA, C/L, tour guide, and a Student Assembly representative. Besides my extracurricular involvement on campus I have been able to… [Read More]
Major: Physics – Minor: Math and Chemistry Bio: From a young age, I was drawn to the stars, and by the time I was a teenager, I knew that I wanted to study astronomy. Knowing how beautiful and mysterious the universe is, knowing that we are all made of stardust, knowing all humans are more… [Read More]