TUSCALOOSA – University of Alabama student Myles McLeroy, of Cullman, recently shared results of research at the RRS Live program, an interactive broadcast of projects conducted by students in the Randall Research Scholars Program. Students discussed the goals, outcomes and societal impact of the research they conducted during the fall 2018 semester.
McLeroy, whose major is computer science, shared information on a project titled "Using Isochrones to Examine Transportation Modalities of the Elderly." McLeroy’s adviser is Dr. Travis Atkison in computer science.
The Randall Research Scholars Program (formerly Computer-Based Honors) pairs exceptional students directly with leading research professors and cutting-edge computing technology to complete scholarly research projects in any field of study.
During their freshmen years, students complete an intensive series of courses on technology fundamentals, problem solving, project management and research fundamentals. These skills enable students to quickly learn and adapt to new knowledge domains and technical environments required for faculty-directed research projects.
Throughout their sophomore to senior years, Randall Research students interview with faculty and select a project to work on as a research assistant with a faculty member who will act as project director.
Photo courtesy of the University of Alabama.