Sources: Carol Shanklin, 785-532-7927, shanklin@k-state.edu; and Megan Miller, mmiller@k-state.edu
Hometown connection: Garden City, Iola, Manhattan and Salina, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Elm Creek, Neb.
News release prepared by: Greg Tammen, 785-532-4486, gtammen@k-state.edu

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spotlight on students: Board of Regents to hear student research presentations at campus visit April 9-11

MANHATTAN -- Several Kansas State University undergraduate and graduate students will share their research posters with Kansas Board of Regents members during the group's visit to campus April 9-11.

The students were chosen for the honor at the 17th annual K-State Research Forum, March 8. At the forum, nearly 100 students presented their interdisciplinary research with the university community.

Students selected to present their research posters to the Board of Regents include:

Johanna Diaz, senior in biology, Garden City, "Drug Effects On Behavior and Cortisol Levels During Castration in Calves"; Erin Monfort-Nelson, master's student in apparel and textiles, Iola, "Heirloom Techniques as Sustainable Textile Design Solutions: Local Natural Dye Sources and Hand-Woven Textiles"; Sara Devine, senior in geography, Manhattan, "A Qualitative Study of Single-Trauma and Dual-Trauma Military Couples"; Grizelda MacDonald, doctoral candidate in counseling and student development, Manhattan, "Creating Inclusive Advising/Mentoring for Bicultural African-American Personalities in a Majority Mainstream Higher Education Environment"; and Sean Jefferson, master's student in family studies and human services, Salina, "The Impact of Small Town/Rural Community Youth Development Projects on Youths? Perception of Social Capital and Community Health Status."

From out of state: 

Matt DeCapo, senior in physics, Kansas City, Mo., "Light Scattering from Aerosols including Soot and Effects on Climate;" and Nathan Keep, master's student in agronomy, Elm Creek, Neb., "Characterization of Physiological Parameters in Soybean with Genetic Improvement in Seed Yield."

From out of country:

Damien Downes, doctoral candidate in genetics, Australia, "A Single Histidine Residue in the Nuclear Export Sequence of the Gata Transcription Factor Area is Required for Nuclear Export"; Thais Albuquerque, doctoral candidate in entomology, Brazil, "Microbial Ecology of Stable Flies: Effect of Bacterial Community of Aging Horse Manure on Stable Fly Oviposition and Larval Development"; Yingnan Zhao, senior in food science and industry, China, "Thermomechanical Properties of Flour Doughs Affected by Protein Composition and Mixing Conditions;" and Juhui Jeong, senior in bakery science and management, South Korea, "Effect of Reduced-Sodium Salt in Bread Baking"; Sandra Contreras, doctoral candidate in agricultural economics, Columbia, "Descriptive Analysis of Meat Recalls from 1982-2009 in the U.S."; and Ugochukwu Nwagwu, master's student in chemical engineering, Nigeria, "Flux Growth of Cubic Boron Phosphide Crystals."