2017 Award Winners

Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award

Fuschia Hoover

Fushcia Hoover, a graduate student in Ecological Sciences and Engineering, was awarded the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award for her poster project entitled: “Mapping the Distribution of Stormwater Control Practices in a Large Midwestern City."

Kerri Rodriguez

Kerri Rodriguez, a graduate student in the Comparative Pathobiology Department, was awarded an Honorable Mention for her poster project entitled: “Effects of Service Dogs on Mental Health and Wellness in War Veterans with PTSD."


Certificate of Excellence Awards

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program 
Certificate of Excellence Winner
Project/ Presentation Title
American Studies 

Rocio Leon 

Annagul Yaryyeva

Jennifer Sdunzik

 Global Education and Professional Development of Minority Youth
Computational Life Sciences
Cara McCauley   Using RNA-Seq to Examine Gene Expression Differences Between Foliar-Applied Auxin Herbicides on Horseweed  (Conyza canadensis)
Food Science
Breanna McArthur  The Effect of Naturalistic Eating Conditions on the Oral Processing of Walnuts 
Blakelee Kemp   Does Childhood Misfortune Increase Adult Arthritis Risk?
Ingestive Behavior
Rebecca Rivera   Diet Quality Differs by Food Security Status Among Indiana SNAP-Ed Eligible Adults
Interdepartmental Nutrition
Jessica Gwin   A pilot study assessing whether the consumption of a protein-rich breakfast improves appetite control, eating  behavior, and sleep quality compared to skipping breakfast in healthy young professionals
Life Sciences Diana Cortes Selva   Schistosomiasis during pregnancy: Implications in the modulation of offspring immune responsiveness
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Doungkamol Alongkronrusmee  Identification of a novel interaction site of the mu-delta opioid receptor heterodimers

Purdue Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award

The attendees at the spring 2017 reception voted on their favorite presentations and the honor of the Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award was conferred upon Audrey Rehberg.

Audrey Rehberg's (Consumer Science) presentation was entitled "Feminine hygiene knowledge, attitudes, and practices among college-aged women".



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