2018 CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum Highlights

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosted the 15th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum on Thursday afternoon, March 1, 2018, held in the Nationwide/Farm Bureau 4-H building. Fifty-three undergraduate student researchers from the CFAES, SENR, and ASC shared their research in a poster presentation format with faculty, staff, fellow students, and invited family members and guests.

Forty 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 gift card to Barnes & Noble for their accomplishments. The top-ranked researchers in each category were recognized during an awards presentation at 3:30 pm.

Photos Brianna Gwirtz (top left); Karli Van Simaeys (top right); Mikaela Disbennett (bottom right); Madeline Schwarz (bottom left);

 Please join the College in congratulating the following winners grouped by category, placing, student and research advisor:

 

Category

Placing

Student

Research Advisor

Animal Sciences-Health

1

Madeline Schwarz

Raphael Malbrue, Veterinary Preventative Medicine

 

2

Erin Hamlin

Kichoon Lee, Animal Sciences

 

3

Rachel McLaughlin

Frances Sivakoff, Entomology

 

3

Julia Rose

Monique Pairis-Garcia, Animal Sciences

       

Animal Sciences-Nutrition

1

Mikaela Disbennett

Jeffrey Firkins, Animal Sciences

 

2

John Bouranis

Richard Bruno, Human Sciences

 

3

Ariel Taylor

Shelia Jacobi, Animal Sciences

       

Environmental & Plant Sciences

1

Katherine Denune

Chris Tonra,  School of Environment and Natural Resources

 

2

Krystal Pocock

Lauren Pintor, School of Environment and Natural Resources

 

3

Jonathan Kubesch

Dave Barker, Horticulture & Crop Science

       

Food Science

1

Karli Van Simaeys

Christopher Simons, Food Science & Technology

 

2

Haley Orwig

Yael Vodovotz, Food Science & Technology

 

3

Daniel Sosh

Yael Vodovotz, Food Science & Technology

       

Social Sciences

1

Brianna Gwirtz

Annie Specht, Ag. Communication, Education, & Leadership

 

2

Taylor Klass

Dave Barker, Horticulture & Crop Science

 

3

Olivia Carros

Robyn S. Wilson, School of Environment and Natural Resources

 

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 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in the Ohio Union.

Please plan to join us again next year for the 16th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum slated for Thursday, February 28, 2019.