GEARS Presentation Winners: Summer 2021

From visualizing the universe to examining higher education organizations, scores of international students participated in a wide range of research topics this summer with faculty mentors in GTI’s virtual Global Education, Academics and Research Skills (GEARS) program. The GTI matched 163 students with professors from various North Carolina universities. The students come from 45 different international and domestic partner universities. They are paired with faculty and research labs to complete a 6-week intensive research project that relates to their field of study. Besides acquiring valuable research skills, GEARS students also receive coaching and attend workshops about research methodology, scientific communication and tips for pursuing graduate studies in the United States. The program culminates with students creating an academic research poster for a virtual presentation of their work.

2021 Summer Virtual Poster Competition

Each of the academic posters was scored by a panel of judges, and the winners are:

1) Jin Peng, Tsinghua University: “Visualizing the Geocentric and Heliocentric Models of the Universe”

Mentor: Larry Silverberg, NC State University

Jin Peng, Tsinghua University

2) Abdulhamid Aldoobi, Ohio State University (KGSP Scholarship Program): “Communication Efficient Federated learning in Vehicular Networks”

Mentor: Huaiyu Dai, NC State University

3) Guichao Zhu and Guochen Yan, Beijing Institute of Technology: “Web Page Classification Based on BERT-GEOM”

Mentor: Min Chi, NC State University

Honorable Mentions

  • Ramita Shamrongsirivadh, Chulalongkorn University: “Emulation and Testing of Persistent Applications”
    Mentor: Amro Awad – NC State Univeristy
  • Wenyu Xu, Nanjing Normal Univeristy:- “Human Behavior in Organizations of Higher Education”
    Mentor: Paula Baisden, UNC Wilmington
  • Yurui Li, Northeastern University: “Extraction and Analysis of RNA-seq Tools from Bioinformatics Papers” 
    Mentor: Arnav Jhala, NC State University

Thank you to our partnering universities that provided program support and mentoring professors: 

International Partner Universities

  • Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Central South University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Chulalongkorn University and Chula International School of Engineering
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Jilin University
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Gifted Student Program
  • Nanjing University
  • Nanjing Normal University
  • Nankai University
  • Northeastern University
  • Soochow University
  • Southern University of Science and Technology
  • Tsinghua University
  • Zhejiang University