This story was first published in the Davis College NewsCenter. See the original article here.
Four outstanding students from the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources were recognized as winners in the 21st Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition, during which graduate and post-doctoral students presented their research to general, non-specialized audiences while using posters as visual aids.
While the competition was held in-person at the Student Union Building, long-distance students had the opportunity to submit video presentations for consideration in the virtual category. Students were evaluated by a panel of judges from Texas Tech and the Lubbock community.
“Graduate students are essential to the research and innovation that takes place at research universities like Texas Tech,” said Mark Sheridan, dean of the Graduate School. “Our poster competition allows students to practice their presentation skills so they can tell others what they did and why it's important in a way that anybody can understand. It also showcases the amazing research our graduate students perform that has significant and lasting impacts on society.”
The 2022 winners from Davis College are:
- Trey Johnson (Math/Physical Sciences/Engineering - Third Place) His poster was titled, “Northern Bobwhite Population Recovery Efforts in Eastern Texas.” Johnson's advisor was Brad Dabbert, Burnett Foundation Endowed Professor of Quail Ecology in the Department of Natural Resources Management.
- Kamron Newberry (Math/Physical Sciences/Engineering - Second Place) His poster was titled, “The comparison of aeroponic and hydroponic crop production.” Newberry's advisor was Catherine Simpson, Assistant Professor of Sustainable/Urban Horticulture in the Department of Plant and Soil Science.
- Ginger Orton (Humanities & Fine Arts - Tied for Third Place) Her poster was titled, “Covering Climate Change: A Content Analysis of Agricultural Magazines.” Orton's advisors were Laura Fischer, Assistant Professor, and Courtney Meyers, Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator, in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications.
- Kaliu Scaranto Silva (Biological Life Sciences - Second Place) His poster was titled, “Direct Fed Microbial Combo Induced Safer Ruminal pH of Steers Offered a High Concentrate Diet.” Silva's advisor was Jhones Sarturi, Associate Professor of Beef Cattle Nutrition and Metabolism in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences.