March 20, 2023
8 graduate students recognized for research presentations at K-State GRAD Forum
On March 8 and 9, 59 graduate students shared their research and scholarly work at the annual K-State Graduate Research, Arts and Discovery Forum.
Hosted by K-State's Graduate Student Council, the annual forum provides graduate students from all disciplines an opportunity to share their work with the K-State community to gain experience presenting to a broad audience in a professional setting. The forum included poster and oral presentations on topics in agricultural sciences, biological sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
University faculty, staff and postdocs served as judges to select winning presentations. Winners received a $500 scholarship, and they will be recognized on perpetual plaques to be displayed in their departments.
The following are 2023 K-State GRAD Forum winners:
- Sabita Ranabhat, doctoral student in entomology. Ranabhat's major professor is Kun Yan Zhu, distinguished professor of entomology.
- Jessica Demarco, doctoral student in biological and agricultural engineering. Demarco's major professor is Stacy Hutchinson, Carl R. Ice College of Engineering associate dean for research and graduate programs and professor of biological and agricultural engineering.
- Lindsay Howard, doctoral student in couple and family therapy. Howard's major professor is Glade Topham, professor of applied human sciences.
- Regan Culp, master's student in agricultural education and communication. Culp's major professor is Jonathan Ulmer, professor of communication and agricultural education.
- Irosah Wanithunga, doctoral student in agronomy. Wanithunga's major professor is Charles Rice, distinguished professor of agronomy.
- Madison Nobrega, master's student in biology. Nobrega's major professor is Michi Tobler, professor of biology.
- Fei Xyza Asuncion, doctoral student in biological and agricultural engineering. Asuncion's major professor is Donghai Wang, professor of biological and agricultural engineering.
- Aspen Streetman, doctoral student in kinesiology. Streetman's major professor is Emily Mailey, associate professor of kinesiology.