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Students earn honors at annual university research forum

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

       

 

MANHATTAN — Forty-two Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students have been honored for their research presentations and posters at the 19th annual K-State Research Forum.

The forum occurred on Wednesday, March 26, at the K-State Student Union and included oral presentations and poster presentations from more than 118 graduate students and 31 undergraduate students from across disciplines. Research topics included engineering, math, physical sciences, agricultural sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities and education, among other topics.

"All of our students shared excellent presentations and posters at the K-State Research Forum and we congratulate all of them on their achievements," said Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School. "Events such as the K-State Research Forum demonstrate the high caliber of work and research that our students are performing."

The forum is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School, Dow Agrosciences, the university chapter of Sigma Xi and the offices of the president and provost

Winners at the K-State Research Forum include:

Brooke Harshaw, sophomore in agricultural communications and journalism, Bucyrus, third place in undergraduate student oral presentation session
; Kelsie Doty, master's student in apparel and textiles, Council Grove, third place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session one; Mitchel Loring, master's student in regional and community planning, Gardner, first place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session one; Matthew Galliart, senior in biology, Hutchinson, 
second place in undergraduate student oral presentation session; Obdulia Covarrubias Zambrano, senior in biochemistry, Liberal, second place in undergraduate student poster presentation session one; Jazmin Zeledon, senior in psychology, Liberal, third place in undergraduate student poster presentation session one; and Christy Peterson, senior in psychology, Lindsborg, second place in undergraduate student poster presentation session two.

From Manhattan: Joshua Craver, master's student in horticulture
, first place in graduate student agricultural sciences oral presentation session; Brooke Cull, master's student in public health, third place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session two; Nathaniel Dorsey, master's student in agronomy
, first place in graduate student agricultural sciences poster session; Alexander Fees, sophomore in human nutrition, first place in undergraduate student poster presentation session one; Jennifer Frederick, doctoral student in grain science, second place in graduate student agricultural sciences poster session; Mary Harner, master's student in physics
, first place in graduate student engineering, mathematics and physical sciences oral presentation session two; Brock Ingmire, master's student in communication studies, third place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education oral presentation session; Donka Milke, master's student in animal science, first place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education oral presentation session; Jeffrey Murray, senior in physics, first place in undergraduate student oral presentation session
; Erika Smith, doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, first place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session two; Joshua Urban, doctoral student in entomology, first place in graduate student biological sciences oral presentation session one; Joshua Weese, doctoral student in computer science, second place in graduate student engineering, mathematics and physical sciences poster session; and Jonathan Wilson, doctoral student in grain science, second place in graduate student agricultural sciences oral presentation session.

Logan Kelly, masters student in geology
, Norton, second place in graduate student engineering, mathematics and physical sciences oral presentation session one; and Kyleen Kelly, master's student in geography, Olathe, second place in graduate student interdisciplinary oral presentation session.

From Overland Park: Cameron Hunter, doctoral student in plant pathology, third place in graduate student biological sciences oral presentation session two; Blake Johns, senior in kinesiology, third place in undergraduate student poster presentation session two; and Laura Walker, senior in family studies and human services, first place in undergraduate student poster presentation session two.

Sherry Haller, doctoral student in microbiology, Topeka, first place in graduate student biological sciences oral presentation session two.

From out of state:

Kaley Oldani, master's student in civil engineering, Dublin, Calif., first place in graduate student engineering, mathematics and physical sciences poster session; Jose Paredez, master's student in civil engineering, Santa Ana, Calif., first place in graduate student interdisciplinary poster session; David Arndt, doctoral student in psychology, Algonquin, Ill., second place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session two; Kyle Probst, doctoral student in grain science, Bloomington, Ind., third place in graduate student interdisciplinary oral presentation session; 
Taylor Wadian, doctoral student in psychology
, Fayette, Iowa, second place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education oral presentation session; Clark Holdsworth, doctoral student in physiology, Apalachin, N.Y., first place in graduate student biological sciences poster session; Brien Wilson, master's student in geology, Tulsa, Okla., second place in graduate student interdisciplinary poster session; and Alice Harris, doctoral student in entomology, Gatesville, Texas, second place in graduate student biological sciences oral presentation session one.

From out of country:

Leonardo Bastos, master's student in agronomy, Brazil, third place in graduate student agricultural sciences oral presentation session.

From China: Yijing Li, doctoral student in human ecology
, second place in graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session one; and Chen Peng, doctoral student in microbiology, second place in graduate student biological sciences oral presentation session two.

From Egypt: Mohamed Ismail, doctoral student in nuclear engineering, first place in graduate student engineering, mathematics and physical sciences oral presentation session one; and Amgad Mohamed, doctoral student in nuclear engineering, third place in graduate student engineering, mathematics and physical sciences oral presentation session one.

From Iran: Neda Dadashzadeh, doctoral student in physics, second place in graduate student engineering, mathematics and physical sciences oral presentation session two; and 
Fatemah Shirmohammadi, doctoral student in civil engineering, third place in graduate student engineering, mathematics and physical sciences oral presentation session two.

Tharanga Kumudini Wijethunga, doctoral student in chemistry, Sri Lanka, first place in graduate student interdisciplinary oral presentation session.

Sources

Carol Shanklin
785-532-7927
shanklin@k-state.edu

Megan Miller
mmiller@k-state.edu

Website

K-State Research Forum

News tip

Bucyrus, Council Grove, Gardner, Hutchinson, 
Liberal, Lindsborg, Manhattan, Norton, Olathe, Overland Park and Topeka, Kan.; Dublin, Calif.; Santa Ana, Calif.; Algonquin, Ill.; Bloomington, Ind.; Fayette, Iowa; Apalachin, N.Y.; Tulsa, Okla.; Gatesville, Texas

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Yijing Li

Yijing Li, doctoral student in human ecology
, China, presents her research at the K-State Research Forum. Li received second place in the graduate student social sciences, humanities and education poster session one.


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Brien Wilson

Brien Wilson, master's student in geology, Tulsa, Okla., presents his research at the K-State Research Forum. Wilson receivedsecond place in the graduate student interdisciplinary poster session.

Written by

Jennifer Tidball
785-532-0847
jtidball@k-state.edu

At a glance

Forty-two undergraduate and graduate students have been awarded for their research presentations and posters at the 19th annual K-State Research Forum.

Notable quote

"Events such as the K-State Research Forum demonstrate the high caliber of work and research that our students are performing."

— Carol Shanklin, dean of the graduate school