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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program awards

Peter J. Eloranta Summer Research Fellowships

Bob Yin, '04, biology, Staten Island, N.Y., for "Growing Up in the Shadows of the Cultural Revolution: Short Fiction Inspired By Personal Histories"
Maia Mahoney, '05, EECS, Bethesda, Md., for "A Biological Register: The Application of Site-Specific Recombination for the Construction of Biological Memory"
Debora Lui '03, architecture and management, Great Neck, N.Y., for "Examining the Cycle of Influence Between Architecture and Performance in the 20th-Century Theater"
Noramay J. Cadena '03, mechanical engineering, San Fernando, Calif., for "Through Their Eyes Only: Unveiling the Person Behind the Stigma"
Anna Bershteyn '05, Cupertino, Calif., and Kaia Dekker '06, Woodbridge, Va., for their joint project, "Traditional Life and Technological Change: Learning from Nine Voices Across Generations"
Monami Chakrabarti '03, Richland, Wash., for "Getting the Boss to Behave: A Comparative Study of Trade Unions and Corporate Governance Reform in the U.S. and U.K."
Rabi Upadhyay '03, Dallas, for "Redefining Medicine: Modern Healthcare in the Third World"

Randolph G. Wei UROP Award--for the most outstanding contribution in undergraduate research at the interface of the life sciences and engineering

Geoffrey A. Von Maltzahn '03, chemical engineering, Alexandria, Va., for his work on "Positively Charged Surfactant-like Peptides Self-Assemble into Nanostructures," accepted for publication as a cover article in Langmuir

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 2003.

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