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2013 CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum Highlights

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosted the Tenth Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.  Thirty-two undergraduate student researchers from CFAES and the School of Environment and Natural Resources shared their research in a poster presentation format with faculty, staff, fellow students, and invited mentors, family members and guests.  A complete listing of student projects and faculty judges can be found at:


Projects were grouped into five categories as follows:


1) Animal Sciences – Nutrition  

2) Animal Sciences – Production & Management

3) Environmental & Plant Sciences

4) Food Science & Engineering

5) Social Sciences


In addition to a luncheon in their honor, all students received a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble for their efforts. Prizes were also awarded to the top-ranked researchers in each category.  Please join the College in congratulating the following winners:


Animal Sciences - Nutrition

1st            Kelsey Koke, Animal Sciences major (Animal BioSciences, Pre-Vet) from Powell, OH

2nd           Aaron Pospisil, Biology major, Agribusiness minor (Pre-Vet) from Centerburg, OH


Animal Sciences – Production & Management

1st            Amy Trabold, Animal Sciences major (Animal BioSciences, Pre-Vet) from Columbus, OH

2nd           Paula Chen, Animal Sciences major (B.S. in Nutrition) from North Canton, OH


Environmental & Plant Sciences

1st            Katherine Gambone, Plant Pathology major, Agronomy minor from Mogadore, OH

2nd           Bradley Snyder, Sustainable Plant Systems major (Agronomy), Plant Pathology minor from Lewis Center, OH


Food Science & Engineering

1st            Thomas Haufe, Food Science major, Biochemistry & Neuroscience double minors from Columbus, OH


Social Sciences

1st            Suzannah McMullen, AgriScience Education major from Lancaster, OH

                Nicole Steinmetz, AgriScience Education major from Bellevue, OH

2nd           Ariel Miller, Environmental Policy & Management, Anthropology majors (dual degrees) from Cincinnati, OH


Thank you to everyone who made this a successful event and a special congratulations to student participants.  Each student’s dedication to research and skillful poster preparation will ensure the College is well represented at the University Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.  Support this talented group of CFAES undergraduate researchers by viewing their presentations at the Denman URF Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 12:00-3:00PM at the RPAC.  Please join us again next year at the 11th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum – save the date for Thursday, February 20, 2014.