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News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-6415, bbohn@k-state.edu

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

RESEARCH EARNS K-STATE STUDENTS HONORS AT TWO SPECIAL FORUMS

MANHATTAN -- Research presentations and posters earned several Kansas State University students honors at the recent K-State Research Forum and at the annual Capitol Graduate Research Forum in Topeka.

At the K-State Research Forum, graduate students presented research in the agricultural sciences, biological sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and social sciences/humanities/education, as well as poster presentations. Undergraduate students competed in a special undergraduate research category.

The Capitol Graduate Research Forum is opportunity for select graduate students from K-State, the University of Kansas, KU Medical Center and Wichita State University to showcase their research through poster presentations to the interested public, state legislators and state officials. Two K-State students earned $500 awards from Kansas BIO for their posters.

Students earning honors at the K-State Research Forum and students earning Kansas BIO awards at the Capitol Graduate Research Forum included:

Kristin Veith, graduate student in food science and industry, Andale, third place in posters, K-State Research Forum.

From Manhattan: Tyler Axman, senior in food science and industry, second place in undergraduate research, K-State Research Forum; Li Du, graduate student in chemical engineering, first place in engineering and physical sciences, K-State Research Forum; Ahmed abd el Fattah, graduate student in civil engineering, second place in engineering and physical sciences; Alison Federow, graduate student in microbiology, first place in biological sciences, K-State Research Forum; John Patton, graduate student in pathobiology, second place in biological sciences, K-State Research Forum; Melissa Pickett, graduate student in grain science, third place in agricultural sciences, K-State Research Forum; Alexander Price, graduate student in chemistry, first place in posters, K-State Research Forum; Disha Ruppayna, graduate student in psychology, third place in social sciences/humanities/education, K-State Research Forum; Thiliani Samarakoon, graduate student in chemistry, received a $500 Kansas BIO award at the Capitol Graduate Research Forum; Tyler Selbe, graduate student in chemical engineering, third place in engineering and physical sciences, K-State Research Forum; Juhyan Yoo, graduate student in grain science, received a $500 Kansas BIO award at the Capitol Graduate Research Forum.

Pamela Wittman, senior in kinesiology, Olathe, first place in undergraduate research, K-State Research Forum.

From out of state:

Nigel Harper, graduate student in food science and animal science, Hagerstown, Ind., second place in agricultural sciences, K-State Research Forum; Brett Fritz, senior in animal sciences and industry, Paullina, Iowa, third place in undergraduate research, K-State Research Forum; Jason Nickell, graduate student in pathobiology, Plattsburg, Mo.; third place in biological sciences, K-State Research Forum; Jonathan Propheter, graduate student in agronomy, St. Joseph, Mo., first place in agricultural sciences, K-State Research Forum; Dave Brown, graduate student in economics, Sutton, Neb., second place in social sciences/humanities/education, K-State Research Forum; Carrita Hightower, graduate student in human nutrition, Memphis, Tenn., second place in posters, Kansas Research Forum; and Cossette Armstrong, graduate student in apparel and textiles, Nashville, Tenn., first place in social sciences/humanities/education, K-State Research Forum.