2019 Award Winners

Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award

Julianna Ge

Julianna S. Ge, a graduate student in Engineering Education, was awarded the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award for her poster project, and gave a keynote address entitled: “Thriving in Engineering: Making a Living by Making Life Worth Living."

Katie Schmitz

Katie Schmitz, a graduate student in Communication, was awarded an Honorable Mention for her poster project entitled: “Preventative versus Office Visits: Patient Knowledge and Perceptions of Obtaining Information from Health Insurance Providers."

Nicole Vike

Nicole Vike, a graduate student in Life Sciences (PULSe), was awarded an Honorable Mention for her poster project entitled: “Using Diffusion-Weighted Imaging to Evaluate Drug Diffusion Out of In Situ Forming Implants In Vitro and In Vivo at 7T."




2019 Certificate of Excellence Awards

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program 
Certificate of Excellence Winner
Project/ Presentation Title
Biomedical Sciences Janelle Salameh

Targeted Interleukin-27 Gene Therapy Development for Disrupting Key Malignant Crosstalk between Metastatic Prostate Cancer and Bone 

Computational Science & Engineering Joseph Lyon

Eliciting Computational Thinking Through Modeling and Simulation in the Engineering Classroom. 

Ecological Sciences and Engineering Lejla Dervisevic

Risk framing: 2016 Zika Outbreak in South Florida

Food Science Bruce Yizhe Zhang

Environmental Trade-Offs of Nano-Packaging for Food Preservation

Interdepartmental Nutrition Program Krittikan Chanpaisaeng

Genetic Mapping Reveals Novel Co-localized Genetic Loci and Candidate Genes Modulating the Response to Dietary Ca Restriction of Trabecular Bone at the Femur and Lumbar Spine in Growing Male Mice

Life Sciences Ravi Yadav

Systemic Control of CAR T Cell Activity Using a Private Passageway Fusion Receptor 

Linguistics Neda Taherkhani

The Ethical Gap and Dilemmas in Documenting Tati as a Minority Endangered Language of Iran 

Mechanical Engineering Siva Chaduvula

sFEA: Lightweight, Secure, and Scalable Finite Element Analysis 

Purdue Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award

Lakshya Mittal, a graduate student in the Engineering Technology department, was awarded the Audience Choice Award for her presentation entitled "Electrochemotherapy Using Curcumin for Aggressive Triple-Negative Breast Cancers: From Kitchen to Clinic."


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