The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosted the 14th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum on Tuesday afternoon, February 28, 2017, held in the Nationwide/Farm Bureau 4-H building. Forty-four 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 family members and guests.
Forty two faculty judges lent their expertise and research insight, evaluating and ranking the presentations in each category and providing invaluable feedback to the researchers. In addition to a noon luncheon, all student participants received a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble for their efforts. Prizes were also awarded to the top-ranked researchers in each category (1st $100, 2nd $50).
A refreshment reception was held from 3:00-3:30 pm followed by an awards presentation at 3:30 pm.
Please join the College in congratulating the following winners grouped by placing, category, student and research advisor:
Placing Category Student Research Advisor
1st Animal Sciences - Animal Health Kendal Searer Dr. Lisa Bielke
2nd Animal Sciences - Animal Health Shannon Kelley Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia
3rd Animal Sciences - Animal Health Mitchell Garrett Dr. Kimberly Cole
3rd Animal Sciences - Animal Health Ellen Schwieterman Dr. Kimberly Cole
1st Animal Sciences - Nutrition John Bouranis Dr. Richard Bruno
2nd Animal Sciences - Nutrition Makenzie Thorpe Dr. Sheila Jacobi
3rd Animal Sciences - Nutrition Jiwon Kim Dr. Kichoon Lee
1st Environmental and Plant Sciences Hailey Tiarks Dr. Suzanne M Gray
2nd Environmental and Plant Sciences Ashlee Balcerzak Dr. Steven Lower
3rd Environmental and Plant Sciences Andrew Wilk Dr. Bill Peterman
1st Food Science Megan Hoehn Dr. Monica Giusti
2nd Food Science Anna Schmenk Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona
1st Social Sciences Craig Berning Dr. Brian Roe
2nd Social Sciences Donald Gase Jr. Dr. M. Susie Whittington
3rd Social Sciences Frances Nicol Dr. M. Susie Whittington
If you missed seeing these award winning posters you will have another chance to see them on display at the CFAES Celebration of Students at the Ohio Union on Thursday evening, April 6, 2017.
Thanks to everyone who made this a successful event and congratulations to all of our participants. They worked very hard in preparing their posters and research and I’m sure will represent the College well as most of them are presenting their research at the University Denman Undergraduate Research Forum to be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the RPAC.
Please plan to join us again next year for the 15th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum slated for Thursday, March 1, 2018!