Capitol Graduate Research Summit

The Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) is an annual showcase of research conducted by graduate students from Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Wichita State University. Participants share their research posters with state legislators and the public. Outstanding presentations are selected for award presented by the participating institutions and BioKansas.

21st annual CGRS

March 21, 2024
State Capitol Building, Topeka
K-State Presenters

The following graduate students were selected to represent K-State in the 21st annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit on their presentations at the annual Research and the State poster forum held in October 2023. Read a news release recognizing these students for their outstanding presentations.

Amirsalar Bagheri
PhD student in Chemical Engineering
Application of artificial intelligence in optimizing green ammonia production

Andrea Salazar
PhD student in Entomology
Reducing tick populations through prescribed burning

Brooke Balderson
PhD student in Health and Human Sciences specializing in Couple and Family Therapy
How the role of self of the therapist work in supervision impacts therapeutic growth and development

Fidelis Onwuagba
MS student in Geology
Uranium in groundwater and its potentials as a natural contaminant in the Cherokee Basin, Southeastern Kansas

Holly Ellis
MS student in Architecture
Redefining traditional long-term care senior living residences through accessible resource implementation to promote healthier seniors

Jaymi Peterson
PhD student in Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health
Effects of PH and wet cooking on sorghum starch digestibility, phenolic profile, and cell bioactivity

Manivannan Selladurai
PhD student in Grain Science
Silica dusts for grain protection: a sustainable alternative to chemical insecticides

Ramona Weber
PhD student in Health and Human Sciences specializing in Kinesiology
Effect of dietary nitrate supplementation on tumor oxygenation

Reza Nematirad
PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Designing an optimal photovoltaic system with peak demand reduction

Savannah Stewart
PhD student in Food Science
Efficacy of commercially available sanitizers on experimentally inoculated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with salmonella and Escherichia coli (E. Coli) biolfilms


2023 K-State presenters