April 10, 2019
Ten graduate students recognized for research presentations at K-State GRAD Forum
Seventy-six graduate students shared their research and scholarly work at the annual K-State Graduate Research, Arts and Discovery, or GRAD Forum March 26-27.
The GRAD Forum provided graduate students from all disciplines an opportunity to share their work with the K-State community and gain experience presenting their work in a professional setting to a broad audience. The forum included poster and oral presentations on topics in agricultural sciences, biological sciences, engineering, math, physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary research.
University faculty and postdoc judges selected a winning presentation from each session. The first place presenters receive a $500 scholarship and their names will be engraved on perpetual plaques for their presentation session. The plaques will be displayed in the students' departments until next year's forum.
The GRAD Forum is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School, the Office of the President, the Vice President for Research Office, and K-State's chapter of Sigma Xi.
2019 K-State GRAD Forum first-place winners:
- Agricultural Sciences Oral: Tej Man Tamang, doctoral student in horticulture and natural resources.
- Agricultural Sciences Poster: Hannah Quellhorst, doctoral student in entomology.
- Biological Sciences Oral 1: Babita Adhikari, doctoral student in biology.
- Biological Sciences Oral 2: Kent Connell, doctoral student in biology.
- Biological Sciences Poster: Sagar Rayamajhi, doctoral student in chemistry.
- Engineering/Math/Physical Sciences Oral: Nandini Sarkar, doctoral student in chemistry.
- Engineering/Math/Physical Sciences Poster: Gowri Udayangani Kuda Singappulige, doctoral student in chemistry.
- Interdisciplinary Research Oral: Anna Kazarina, master's student in biology.
- Social Sciences/Humanities/Education Oral: Elif Dilden, doctoral student in economics.
- Social Sciences/Humanities/Education Poster: Kelsey Casey, doctoral student in human nutrition.