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.

20th annual CGRS

March 22, 2023

State Capitol Building, Topeka
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

K-State Presenters

View Presenter abstracts (PDF).

Nicholas Gallivan
PhD student in Psychology
Americans express blind optimism for overcoming climate change

Tucker Graff
MS student in Grain Science
Grain sorghum as a sustainable ingredient in aquatic feed – grinding and processing energy studies

Olivia Haley
PhD student in Horticulture and Natural Resources
There’s a photon in my water! The application of ultraviolet light technology to enhance the safety of agricultural water on Kansas fresh produce farms

Lindsay Howard
PhD student in Human Ecology specializing in Couple and Family Therapy
Effectiveness of a brief filial therapy model on child, parent, and relationship outcomes

Rachel Keen
PhD student in Biology
Impacts of woody encroachment on grassland water yield

Endy Lopes Kailer
PhD student in Agronomy
The complex relationship between native mycorrhizal community and phosphorus addition in commercial mycorrhizal inoculant effectiveness

Kamilyah Miller
PhD student in Pathobiology
Surveillance of Echinococcus multilocularis in coyotes in Midwest United Stated

Lindsay Morris
PhD student in Physics
Physics in the field: Application of field-deployable ultrafast laser to measure agricultural significant gasses

Mayra Perez-Fajardo
PhD student in Grain Science
Impact of cricket protein powder addition on wheat dough properties and bread quality

Shiseido Robinson
MS student in Industrial Engineering
Printable conducting layered materials for electronic and energy applications