2013 Award Winners

Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award

Caitlin Grady

Caitlin Grady, Ecological Sciences & Engineering (ESE), was awarded the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award in Spring 2013 for her poster project entitled: “Performance of Biologically-Active Sand Filters for Drinking Water Treatment: Exploration of Biophysical Factors and Consumer Social Behavior Trends in Eldoret, Kenya.”

Lisa Young

Lisa Young, American Studies, was awarded an Honorable Mention in Spring 2013 for her multimedia presentation and poster project entitled: “After the Debris Clears: Tracing Purdue’s Early Black Student Experiences with Housing Segregation in West Lafayette.”

Shuai Yu

Shuai Yu, Life Sciences (PULSe), was awarded an Honorable Mention in Spring 2013 for his poster project entitled: “Syk Regulates Apoptosis of Breast Cancer Cells by Phosphorylating PKAc on Tyroine 330.”

Certificate of Excellence Awards

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Certificate of Excellence Winner Project/Presentation Title
American Studies Kera Lovell and Jaime Hough "Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Social Media and the New University"
Arielle McKee "The Kind of Movie Everybody Thneeds?: Ecocriticism, Class, and The Lorax"
Biomedical Sciences Victoria Poole "1H MRS Suggests Chronic and Acute Injury in High School Football Players"
Comparative Literature Christina Weiler "Narrating the Human Experience of Oppression, Violence, and Resistance in Imaginary Cinematic Carcerality: The German Film Das Experiment (2001) and its Hollywood Remake The Experiment (2010)"
Computational Life Sciences (CLS) Thembi Mdluli "A Sequential‐Parallel Model‐based Experiment Design Method to Discern Dynamics of Cellular Processes"
Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E) Natasha Bosanac "Exploring the Impact of an Additional Three‐Body Interaction in the Restricted Three‐Body Problem"
Ecological Sciences and Engineering (ESE) Margaret Kalcic "Adaptive targeting: Engaging farmers to improve watershed modeling, spatial optimization, and assess perceptions of agricultural conservation practices"
Lauren Logan "The Science Not Yet Behind Wetland Policy: Ecology, Hydrology and Conservation"
Food Science Simran Kaur "Chloroxyanion residues in cantaloupes treated with chlorine dioxide gas"
Gerontology Seoyoun Kim "Do Productive Activities Reduce Inflammation in Later Life? Multiple Roles, Frequency of Activities, and C-Reactive Protein"
Information Security Sumeet Mahaldar "Self-organizing self-adaptive network through differential elasticity"
Ingestive Behavior Robin Tucker "No associations between fat taste sensitivity and BMI, dietary fat intake, and hunger: Preliminary results"
Life Sciences (PULSe) Jeff Grabowski "Development of a tick-borne Langat virus-Ixodes scapularis ISE6 cellular proteomic screen: identification of novel targets for tick-borne flavivirus control"
Mariya Krisenko "Syk and motility: Intermingling with the microtubule network"
Linguistics Xiao Yang "Chinese ESL Learners' Perception and Acquisition of Scalar Implicature: A Case Study of SLA on Semantic-Pragmatic Interface"
Nutrition Jing Zhou "Effects of dietary protein quantity on sleep quality in energy-restricted overweight and obese adults"
Philosophy and Literature Eric Hamm "Needle in a Haystack or Diamond in the Rough: Finding the Concept of Joy in Existential Philosophy and Literature"
Women's Studies Tehmina Pirzada "Violence and South Asian Women’s Narratives"
Other Interdisciplinary Research, non-IGP Fernando Dri "Multiscale modeling of the hierarchical structure of cellulose nanocrystals"
Jing Liu "Water Scarcity and International Agricultural Trade"
Dooshaye Moonshiram "Structure and electronic configurations of the intermediates of water oxidation in a highly active and robust molecular ruthenium catalyst"

Purdue Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award

The 2013 Spring Reception kicked off the addition of a new Audience Choice Award.  Attendees at the reception voted on their favorite presentations and, in a thrilling tie vote, selected their 2013 Audience Choice(s):

Natalia Fontes de Oliveira

Natália Fontes de Oliveira's presentation entitled "Contamination from the Romance Epics: Who is Shakespeare’s Juliet?"

Kera Lovell and Jaime Hough

Kera Lovell and Jaime Hough's presentation entitled "Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Social Media and the New University"

Exemplary Program Participation Award

Starting in 2013, the IGP with the largest percentage of its students participating in the OIGP Spring Reception will receive the Exemplary Program Participation Award as an appreciative recognition of their efforts and support!

The 2013 Exemplary Program Participation Award winner was the Biomedical Sciences IGP! Biomedical Sciences

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