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Capitol Graduate Research Summit

February 2, 2016
2nd Floor Rotunda of State Capitol Building, Topeka


The following graduate students were selected as the top 10 presenters at the Research and the State graduate student poster session held on October 27, 2015. These 10 students represented the university by presenting their research posters at the 13th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) on February 2, 2016. The CGRS is an annual showcase of research conducted by graduate students from Kansas State University, Wichita State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Pittsburg State University, and Fort Hays State University. Participants share their research posters with state legislators and members of the Kansas Board of Regents. The top presenters from each university received $500 scholarships sponsored by the participating institutions and BioKansas.

1Recipient of $500 scholarship from Kansas State University

2Recipient of $500 scholarship from BioKansas

Name

Degree Program

Presentation Title

Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz

Civil Engineering, PhD

Highway safety manual calibration and crash prediction for rural multilane highways in Kansas

Nicole Delimont

Human Nutrition, PhD

Protein quality and micronutrient availability of extruded corn, soy, sorghum, and cowpea fortified-blended foods

Matthew Galliart1

Biology, MS

Adaptive ecotypic variation and genetic divergence of a widespread grass andropogon gerardii across a Great Plains’ climate gradient

David Gomez

Human Nutrition, MS

Consumer acceptance of dry dog food visual characteristics

Bryant Miller

Family Studies and Human Services, MS

What we can learn about health from Kansas teens: Results of the Kansas adolescent health needs assessment

Tuyen Nguyen

Chemistry, PhD

Engineering biomimetic nanoabsorbent for detoxification of chemotherapeutics

Olalere Olatoye2

Agronomy, PhD

Genomic dissection of leaf and panicle architecture traits in sorghum using nested association mapping

Soma Sekhar Sriadibhatla

Chemistry, MS

Bisphosphonate functionalized nanomedicine for targeting bone microenvironment

Dilooshi Weerasooriya

Agronomy, PhD

Transcriptional profiling of als herbicide resistant sorghums with early season leaf yellowing

Caroline Ylioja1

Animal Science, PhD

Spinning straw into milk: Can an all-byproduct diet support milk production?

K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery (GRAD) Forum

March 30, 2016
Engineering Complex


The K-State GRAD Forum is an annual showcase of K-State graduate student research, scholarly work, and discovery. This on-campus event provides graduate students from all disciplines an opportunity to share their work with the K-State community and to gain experience presenting their work in a professional setting.

View the 2016 K-State GRAD Forum Abstract Booklet - hard copies will NOT be available at the event
Event Schedule
Oral Presentations
8:45am - 11:25amEngineering/Math/Physical Sciences 11044 Rathbone
8:45am - 10:15amSocial Sciences/Humanities/Education 1CIS Conference Room
9am - 11:10amAgricultural Sciences 1ECE Conference Room
9:30am - 12:10pmInterdisciplinary Research2064 Rathbone
9:30am - 11:40amSocial Sciences/Humanities/Education 21094 Fiedler
12:45pm - 2:30pmAgricultural Sciences 2ECE Conference Room
12:45pm - 3:25pmEngineering/Math/Physical Sciences 21044 Rathbone
1pm - 2:45pmSocial Sciences/Humanities/Education 31094 Fiedler
1:15pm - 3:25pmBiological Sciences2064 Rathbone
Poster Presentations

9:30am - 5pm    Posters on Display

 

10am - noonPoster JudgingEngineering Complex Atrium
 Agricultural Sciences 1 
 Biological Sciences 
 Engineering/Math/Physical Sciences 1 
 Engineering/Math/Physical Sciences 2 

 

1:30pm - 3:30pmPoster JudgingEngineering Complex Atrium
 Agricultural Sciences 2 
 Interdisciplinary Research 
 Social Sciences/Humanities/Education 

Information for Presenters
Poster Guidelines and Set Up:
  • Posters must not exceed five feet in width. Posters will be displayed on walls approximately 6 feet tall.  
  • Use of foam boards and attachment of three-dimensional objects to posters is highly discouraged to ensure posters will attach securely to walls/display boards. 
  • All materials for poster display (e.g., push pins, display boards/walls) will be provided by the Graduate Student Council.
  • Posters should be displayed the entire day and may be collected after the awards ceremony. Presenters will need to be present with their posters during approximately a two hour period (exact time to be determined).
  • Poster presenters must prepare a brief (3 minutes or less) oral presentation of their poster that can be understood by a general audience and should be prepared to answer questions from judges and attendees. 
  • Presenters will be provided with a sample judge evaluation sheet in the spring.
Oral Presentation Guidelines and Equipment:
  • Students giving oral presentations should give a 10 minute talk on their research using language that can be understood by a general audience, after which judges and attendees will be invited to ask questions. 
  • Presenters should prepare a PowerPoint presentation or a similar form of visual presentation to accompany their talk. 
  • Tech equipment for powerpoint presentations will be provided.  
  • Additional instructions about uploading presentations prior to the event and a sample judge evaluation sheet will be provided in the spring. 

Sessions and Awards

K-State faculty judges will select up to the top three presenters to receive scholarship awards in a variety of categories. The types and number of awards to be distributed will depend on participation and funding. Additional details will be provided at a later time. 


Faculty Judge Volunteer Registration

K-State faculty members who are interested in serving as a judge for the 2016 K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery (GRAD) Forum should complete the online registration form by clicking on the link above.

**Judges may be assigned to evaluate posters and talks in an area of research very different from their own research/scholarly background.**

Graduate students participating in the K-State GRAD Forum are instructed to communicate their work in a way that can be understood by the general public. To provide an evaluation of presentations from this perspective, some judges will be assigned to evaluate posters in an area of research or scholarly work very different from their own.

The GSC Research Forums Committee will contact volunteers by early March with notification of their judging assignment or to inform them that they are not needed to serve as a judge.

Research and the State

October 27, 2015
KS Ballroom, K-State Student Union


At Research and the State graduate students from all disciplines present their research or scholarly work to the K-State community and discuss the implications their research has for important issues that are especially relevant in the state of Kansas. K-State faculty judges select the top 10 presenters to represent K-State at the annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) held in the spring in Topeka. Students who participate in the CGRS have the opportunity to share their research posters with state legislators, members of the Kansas Board of Regents, and the public.  

Below is a list of topics that are often of interest to Kansas legislators. HOWEVER, participation in the poster session is NOT limited research/scholarly work in these areas.  Students from ALL disciplines are welcome to participate in Research and the State, and we encourage graduate students to think broadly as you communicate the importance of your work as it relates to topics of interest in the state of Kansas.

Topics of interest: sustainable water supply; economic development and job creation; workforce development; plant and animal health; food safety: from farm to fork; health conditions impacting the health of Kansas including cancer, obesity, diabetes, and other conditions; health care costs; alternative health care; community development and quality of life in rural communities; alternative and sustainable energy sources; education: student achievement and student testing; business attraction in the state. Also refer to Kansas House and Senate standing committees to identify areas of interest to state legislators.


Event Schedule
8:15-9amPresenter check-in and poster set-upKS Ballroom
8:45amJudge check-inKS Ballroom
9-11amPoster presentations and judgingKS Ballroom
1pmCeremony to announce presenters for CGRSBig 12 Room

View the 2015 RESEARCH AND THE STATE ABSTRACT BOOKLET
Hard copies of the booklet will not be distributed at the event.


Poster Guidelines and Set-Up
  • Posters for Research and the State must not exceed 4 feet in width and 3 feet in height.
  • Posters will be hung on portable walls and push pins will be provided. 
  • Mounting posters to foam boards and attaching three dimensional objects to posters is discouraged because these materials can make it difficult to attach the poster to the portable walls.

FACULTY JUDGE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

K-State faculty members who are interested in serving as a judge for the 2015 Research and the State graduate student poster session should complete the online registration form by clicking on the link above.

**Judges may be assigned to evaluate posters in an area of research very different from their own research/scholarly background.**

Graduate students participating in Research and the State are competing for selection to represent K-State at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS) where they will have the opportunity to share their work with state legislators. It is important that students participating in the CGRS are able to effectively communicate their research to the general public. To provide an evaluation of poster presentations from this perspective, some judges will be assigned to evaluate posters in an area of research very different from their own research/scholarly background.

Judges will need to arrive to the K-State Student Union at 8:45am on October 27.  Poster judging will begin at 9:00am. The duration of poster judging may be anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours and will be determined after the abstract submission deadline on September 25. Thus, judges will need to be available from at least 8:45am-10:00am, but possibly as late as 11:30am. Faculty who are available for at least the minimum time commitment are encouraged to volunteer.

The GSC Research Forums Committee will contact volunteers in October with notification of their judging assignment or to inform them that they are not needed to serve as a judge. 

 

Questions about research forums may be directed to the Graduate Student Council at egsc@ksu.edu or the Graduate School at 785-532-6191.