Students take high honors at graduate research poster competition
Texas Tech University's 15th Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition recently provided an opportunity for students from across campus, including 11 winners from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, to present their research before they represented the university at national and international conferences.
This year the graduate school had a great response, with more than 250 submissions in 45 disciplines, event officials said. More than 100 students presented their work to judges from Texas Tech and the Lubbock community.
Among those placing from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources were:
- Ecobehavior: (First Place) Cristina Rios Blanco, a Department of Natural Resources Management doctoral student from Socorro, Colombia, "Spatial network approaches to characterize metacommunity structure of Neotropical bats in Colombia"
- Food, Power & Health: (Second Place) Kwaku Antwi, a Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics doctoral student from Ghana. "Socioeconomic Determinants of Food Access among Rural Households in Northern Ghana"
- Human-Plant Interactions: (First Place) Nana Yaw Kusi, a Department of Plant and Soil Science doctoral student from Kumasi, Ghana. "Phosphorus Fertilizer Management for Sugarbeet in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming"
- Human-Plant Interactions: (Second Place) Addissu Ayele, a Department of Plant and Soil Science doctoral student from Jimma, Ethiopia. "Within-plant Variation in the Number of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) Fibers per Seed Surface Area"
- Humans & Their Environment: (First Place) Michael Ross, a Department of Landscape Architecture master's student from Blanco. "Dry Comal Creek Greenway, New Braunfels, Texas"
- Inside the Microverse II: (First Place) Keelyn Hanlon, a Department of Animal and Food Sciences doctoral student from Petaluma, California. "Presence of Salmonella, Esherichia coli O157 and Campylobacter in small-ruminant (goat and sheep) fecal and hide samples collected in the United States, Bahamas and Mexico"
- International Food Issues: (First Place) Gabriela Arteaga (Arredondo), a Department of Animal and Food Sciences master's student from Mexico. "FSMA Capacity-Building and Validation of a Self-Assessment Tool to Evaluate Preparedness with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in Central America"
- International Food Issues: (Second Place) Rezgar Mohammed, a Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics doctoral student from Iraq. "International Diffusion of Food Safety Standards: The Role of Domestic Certifiers and International Trade"
- Modelling Micro-Environments: (First Place) Jaspreet Kaur, a Department of Plant and Soil Science doctoral student from Patiala, India. "Chorizanthe orcuttiana (Polygonaceae) demography: an outcome of fine scale spatial and temporal soil moisture changes"
- New & Improved II: (First Place) Sumedha Liyanage, a Department of Plant and Soil Science doctoral student from Kegalle, Sri Lanka."Could FTIR Imaging be used to Detect Lipid Accumulation in Tissues Related to Obesity Studies?"
- Plant Use & Food: (First Place) Ilan Arvelo (Yagua), a Department of Animal and Food Sciences doctoral student from Venezuela. "Comparison of five Salmonella detection methods in ground beef"
Written by Norman Martin
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