Texas Tech University

16th Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition

Friday, March 24th, the Texas Tech Graduate School held the 16th Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court at the Museum of Texas Tech University. This competition is a chance for students to present their research to fellow students, faculty, staff, and Lubbock community members. The competition is a professional development opportunity for graduate students to build their communication skills before they represent Texas Tech at both national and international research conferences. The students presented research in many diverse fields including: Education, Engineering, Human and Agricultural Sciences as well as various other disciplines.


There were a record number of poster entries this year with 150 being selected for judging. From the selected posters, the Poster Competition Award Recipients were announced on Thursday, March 30th, at the Graduate Student Award Ceremony in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court at the Museum of Texas Tech University. We kindly thank everyone who participated and made the event a wonderful success!

Specifically, we would like to express our appreciation to the Museum of Texas Tech for hosting this year's poster session and Awards Ceremony. We also would like to thank the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, as well as the Communication Training Center, for hosting the poster tutorials.

2017 Winners by Category:

Agricultural Science I Place
Lindsay Kennedy First Place
Agricultural Science II Place
Joseph Burke First Place
Agricultural Science III Place
Samuel Andres Discua Duarte First Place
Niwanthi Dissanayake Ralalage Second Place
Arts and Sciences Place
Elizabeth Niedbala First Place
Dmitrii Paniukov Second Place
Distance Place
David Vialard First Place
Education Place
Okan Arslan, Hyunchang Moon,
Yusuf Murat Ozdemir, & Selin Deniz Uzunosmanoglu
First Place
Serife Turan & Sevket Ceyhun Cetin Second Place
Engineering I Place
Tharanga Kumara Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Tied for First Place
Suranga Gunerathne Tied for First Place
Suraj Khadka Second Place
Engineering II Place
Annasi Wattege Chandika Dimantha Annasiwatta First Place
Yingbin Hu Second Place
Engineering III Place
Sraddhanjali Acharya & Sonali Sen Baidya First Place
Upama Nakarmi Second Place
Engineering IV Place
Malini Ghosal First Place
Engineering V Place
Md Jasim Uddin First Place
Fathi Elltaif Saad Elldakli Second Place
Environment Place
Tatiana Maria Blanco-Alvarez First Place
Human Science I Place
Jennifer Chapman First Place
Moshen Fouladi Tied for Second Place
Shima Hassan Zadeh Tied for Second Place
Human Science II Place
Maryam Hosseinioun First Place
Saman Jamshidi Second Place
Human Science III Place
Huili Wang First Place
Apoorva Rane Second Place
Human Science IV Place
London Allen First Place
Seth Klobodu Second Place
Human Science V Place
Maliha Tabassum Munir First Place
Shasika Harshani Jayarathne Udahawatte Gedara Second Place
Interdisciplinary Place
John Moretti First Place
Shannon Carr & Ivana Montegro Second Place
Mathematics and Physics Place
Pushpi Paranamana First Place
Michael Holcomb Second Place
Natural Science I Place
Ilan Alexander Arvelo Yagua First Place
Keelyn Hanlon Second Place
Natural Science II Place
Alejandra Ramirez-Hernandez First Place
Glenna Pirner Second Place
Science I Place
Moamen Mahmoud Mohammed Elmassry First Place
Meijun Dong Second Place
Science II Place
Bilkis Mitu First Place
Social Science Place
Azmal Hossan First Place
April Ortegon Second Place

2017 Poster Competition Pictures

Photo Credits: Anita Morris, Ani Petrova Photography