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.

19th annual CGRS

March 29, 2022

1st Floor Rotunda of State Capitol Building, Topeka


K-State Presenters

The following graduate students will represent K-State in the 19th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit.

Download a printable list of the presenters and their abstracts (pdf)

Monhanish Andurkar
PhD student in Mechanical Engineering
Investigating the Effects of Nuclear Radiation on Additively Manufactured Parts

Shelby Astle
PhD student in Applied Family Science
To Talk or Not to Talk: An Analysis of Parents' Intentions to Talk With Children About Different Sexual Topics Using the Theory of Planned Behavior

Edward Bird
PhD student in Genetics
Utilizing Comparative Transcriptomics to Understand the Effects of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Infection on Neuro-Sensory Function in Culicoides Midges

Brandi Feehan
PhD student in Genetics
Age-Associated Microbial Stability and Volatility Shape the Gut Microbiome in a Healthy Pig Model

Cris Kauer Brazil
PhD student in Industrial Engineering
Can Virtual Reality be Used to Test Older Adults on Daily Activities Performance?

Anne Lovett
MS student in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
Acute Anaplasmosis Reduces Breeding Soundness in Experimentally Infected Beef Bulls

Carlos Pires
PhD student in Agronomy
Kansas Soil Health Partnership

Emily Randig
MS student in Civil Engineering
Application of Fluorescence Spectroscopic Characterization of an Algal Bloom Event in the Milford Gathering Pond

Archana Sekar
PhD student in Chemistry
Development of Durable Anode Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Jack Sytsma
MS student in Biology
Dominant Prairie Grass Cross-Transplanted Across the Midwest Rainfall Gradient: Response to Drought