2018 Award Winners

Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award

Kerry Rodriguez

Kerri Rodriguez, a graduate student in Comparative Pathobiology, was awarded the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award for her poster project entitled: “The Effect of Psychiatric Service Dogs on Salivary Cortisol in a Population of Military Veterans with PTSD."

Lakshya Mittal

Lakshya Mittal, a graduate student in Engineering Technology, was awarded an Honorable Mention for his poster project entitled: “Electro-curcumin-therapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancers."

Studie RedCorn

Raymond Red Corn, a graduate student in Ecological Sciences and Engineering, was awarded an Honorable Mention for his poster project entitled: “StemNode: Let's Communicate our Knowledge in Systems."

2018 Certificate of Excellence Awards

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program 
Certificate of Excellence Winner
Project/ Presentation Title

Alison Kirkham

"That's Disgusting": Perceptions of Arthropods and the Categorization of Insects

Xiangying Mao

Investigating the interaction between MED5 and CDK8 in Arabidopsis
Biomedical Science

Jana Vincent

Novel Stretchable and Flexible Radiofrequency Coil Design for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Chemical Engineering
Claire Kilmer Chondrogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Collagen Blend Hydrogels
Computational Science & Engineering
Chenxi Yuan Mapping Underground Utilities With Complex Spatial Configurations Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
College of Liberal Arts Inspired, Mentored, and Empowered (CLAIM)
Priscilla Obu-Darko Images of the Detroit Vernacular
Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Joshua Minai Renewal of Archival Legacy Soil Data: A Case Study of Busia Area, Kenya
Food Science
Breanna McArthur Relationship between particle size and lipid bioaccessiblity in nuts
Industrial Engineering Aniket Pal Smart Bandages for Chronic Wound Monitoring
Information Security
Megan Nyre-Yu Determining System Requirements for Human-Machine Integration in Computer Security Incident Response
Ingestive Behavior
Kelly Higgins Twelve Week Consumption Effects of Five Sweeteners on Body Weight, Energy Intake, and Energy Expenditure
Ingestive Behavior
Stephanie Hunter Effect of phenolic acids and resistant starch in potato products on post-prandial glycemia and appetite
Life Sciences Dan Cholger Engineering and Application of Fluorescent Protein Biosensors to Visualize Purinergic Gliotransmission
Life Sciences Veronica Heintz Interactions among Filovirus matrix protein VP40 and human proteins
Life Sciences Paola Montenegro Effects of the A53E substitution on alpha synuclein aggregation and neurotoxicity in Parkinson's disease models
Life Sciences Ravi Yadav  Structural insight into Neisseria meningitidis lactoferrin binding protein B's interaction with human lactoferrin
Linguistics Neda Taherkhani Linguistics For Everybody: An Easy-to-Follow Representation of Motion Predicates in Tati
Nutrition Krittikan Chanpaisaeng Gene-by-Diet Interaction Affecting Peak Bone Mass and Microarchitecture of the Fifth Lumbar Vertebra in Growing Mice.

Purdue Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award

Rooney Kim Lazcano, a graduate student in the Ecological Sciences & Engineering program, was awarded the Audience Choice Award for her presentation entitled "Plant Uptake of Trace Organic Contaminants from Commercially Available Biosolids-based Fertilizer."

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