CASNR students take top honors at graduate research poster competition
Texas Tech University's 14th Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition recently provided an opportunity for students from across campus to present their research before they represent the university at national and international conferences. Presenters included distance students, with one student presenting via Skype from Okinawa, Japan.
"This year we had a great response, with more than 250 submissions in 45 disciplines," said event co-coordinator Anastasia Coles. "More than 100 students presented their work to judges from Texas Tech and the Lubbock community. It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved."
The first-place winners from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources included:
- Agricultural Science I: Caitlin Shelinbarger, a master's student in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences; "Momentary exposure to a microfluidic environment appears to enhance embryo development"
- Agricultural Science II: Victoria Xiong, a doctoral student in Department of Plant and Soil Science; "Digital image analysis of Old World bluestem canopy cover to predict leaf area and yield"
- Agricultural Sciences III: Elizabeth Roesler, a master's student in the Department of Natural Resources Management; "Assessing habitat-use patterns and survey methodologies of the endangered snail, Pecos Assiminea, at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge"
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com