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Graduate Exhibition Archive of Award Winners

2002 Award Winners

RESEARCH POSTER OPTION

Arts and Humanities

First Place

  • Heather Michelle Norton. College of the Liberal Arts / Speech communications. "The Militia Watchdogs: Sounding the Alarm About Hate Groups in America"

Second Place

  • Barbara Ann Gannon. College of the Liberal Arts / History. "Colored Comrades: Interracial Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic"

Third Place

  • Hsiao-Jan Cheng. College of Arts and Architecture / Landscape architecture. "GIS for a Sense of Place"
  • Danielle Marie Smith. College of the Liberal Arts / English. "Transgressive Desire in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde"
  • Axel Utz. College of the Liberal Arts / History. "Before Western hegemony: Cultural exchange and the roots of Enlightenment"
  • Jennifer Lynn Young. College of the Liberal Arts / Speech communications. "The New Media Coverage of Promise Keepers' Stand in the Gap Rally"

Engineering

First Place

  • Jin Cao. College of Engineering / Chemical engineering. "Deposition Kinetics on Particles in a Dusty PECVD"

Second Place

  • Aaron Mulivor. College of Engineering / Bioengineering. "The Role of the Glycocalyx During Inflammation"
  • Charles W. Walker. College of Agricultural Sciences / Environmental pollution control. "The effect of organic amendments on nutrient removal in constructed wetland soil"

Third Place

  • Eric Boyer. College of Engineering / Mechanical engineering. "Combustion of HTPB-Based Rocket Fuels Containing Nano-Sized Energetic Particles"
  • Remegio B. Confesor. College of Agricultural Sciences / Agricultural and biological engineering. "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Movement From a Manure and Organic-Waste Composting Site"
  • Sean Everest Auton Daisley. College of Engineering / Electrical engineering. "Rainfall Estimation form Microwave Attenuation Measurements at 35 GHz"
  • Margaret Gitau. College of Engineering / Agricultural and biological engineering. "Determination of the Effectiveness of Phosphorus Control Practices"
  • Grant Alexander Risha. College of Engineering / Mechanical engineering. "Combustion of HTPB-Based Rocket Fuels Containing Nano-Sized Energetic Particles"
  • Ratna Rani Sharma. College of Agricultural Sciences / Agricultural and biological engineering. "Inactivation of E. Coli O157:H7 on Inoculated Alfalfa Seeds with Low Hydrostatic"

Health and Life Sciences

First Place

  • Jenny Ledikwe. College of Health and Human Development / Nutrition. "Obesity and Under-nutrition: There is a Connection in Rural, Older Women"
  • Fathima Ameena Nalim. College of Agricultural Sciences / Plant pathology. "Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Fusarium avenaceum"

Second Place

  • Alicia Marie Ellis. Intercollege Graduate Degree Program / Ecology. "Population response to climate change: A non-linear modeling approach"
  • Rasika Kalamegham. Eberly College of Science / Biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology. "Characterizing a Novel Glycogen Synthase Kinase (GSK)"
  • Dae Joon Kim. Intercollege Graduate Degree Program / Integrative biosciences. "Enhanced Skin Carcinogenicity in PPAR b-NULL Mice"

Third Place

  • Loren Benton Byrne. Intercollege Graduate Degree Program / Ecology. "The Soil Arthropods of Urban Lawns under High and Low Maintenance"
  • Sharmishtha Dattagupta. Eberly College of Science / Biology. "Tissue Stable Isotope Compositions of Transplanted Hydrocarbon Seep Mussels"
  • Bart-Gerard Callay De Jonghe. Intercollege Graduate Degree Program / Nutrition. "Birth order is not associated with overweight status among young girls or to inc"
  • Jozsef Geml. College of Agricultural Sciences / Plant pathology. "Molecular evolution and cultivation of agaricus species"
  • Nancy A. Johnston. College of Health and Human Development / Nursing. "Minimally Invasive Techniques to Monitor Immune/Endocrine System Activation"
  • Abid Abdulaziz Kazi. College of Agricultural Sciences / Entomology. "Characterization of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora surface coat proteins"
  • Joel Mcneal. Eberly College of Science / Biology. "Systematics and Molecular Evolution of the Parasitic Plant Genus Cuscuta"
  • Emily Elizabeth Phillips. College of Agricultural Sciences / Ecology. "Brook Trout and Blacknose Dace Metrics as Indicators of Episodic Acidification"
  • Shiva Kumar Tyagarajan. Eberly College of Science / Biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology. "Investigation of Different JCV Genotypes And Their Altered Pathogenicity"

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

First Place

  • Jason Robert Stairs. Eberly College of Science / Chemistry. "Study of Delayed Ionization in the Zirconium Metallocarbohedrene (Met-Car)"

Second Place

  • Eric Wisniewski. Eberly College of Science / Chemistry. "A New Time-of-Flight Gating Method for Analyzing Kinetic Energy Release"

Third Place

  • Malati Raghunath. Eberly College of Science / Chemistry. "Ferrocene based chiral metal catalysts - Design, Synthesis and Applications"

Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Place

  • Michael Aitkenhead. College of the Liberal Arts / Anthropology. "Modeling Infectious Disease Dynamics in Modern and Pre-industrial Societies"

Second Place

  • Kristina Elaine Gibson. College of Earth and Mineral Sciences / Geography. "'11,000 vacant lots, why take our garden plots?' NYC Community Gardens"
  • Claire M. Kamp Dush. College of Health and Human Development / Human development and family studies. "Premarital Cohabitation and Marital Quality and Stability: Change Across Cohorts?"
  • Denise Kathleen Wallin. College of the Liberal Arts / Demography. "Why Stay Married? Rewards, Barriers and Marital Stability"
  • Carl John Wendt. College of the Liberal Arts / Anthropology. "Archaeological Investigations at an Olmec Community"

Third Place

  • Manal Boushra. College of Communications / Media Studies. "Being "green": environmental attitude and purchasing behavior"
  • Emily Denman Hansel. College of Agricultural Sciences / Forest resources. "Private Riparian Landowners' Attitudes on Conversation: Jacobs Creek Watershed"
  • Rosemarie Patricia Krebs. College of Health and Human Development / Hotel, restaurant and institutional management. "Role of managerial support and coping skills as a moderator to EL outcomes"
  • Shih-Chiung Lai. College of Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "The Application of Information Entropy"
  • Sojourner Ruth Marable. College of Communications / Media Studies. "Being "green": environmental attitude and purchasing behavior"
  • Gottfried Mayer-Kress. College of Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "The Application of Information Entropy"
  • Tracey Ellen Rizzuto. College of the Liberal Arts / Psychology. "Longitudinal Effects of Technology Implementation on Work Attitudes"
  • Kosha Darlington Sabin. College of the Liberal Arts / Psychology. "Who Dunnit: Mood, Information Processing, and Group Problem-Solving"
  • Jacob Sosnoff. College of Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "The Application of Information Entropy"

Performance Option

First Place

  • Sik Lai Sung. College of Arts and Architecture / Piano pedagogy and performance. "Ravel's Alborada del gracioso (Morning-Song of the Jester) and Chopin's Black Key Etude"

Second Place

  • Tyrus Matthew Lemerande. College of Arts and Architecture / Theatre arts. "A Little Touch of Harry in the Night"

Third Place

  • Ginna Mary Virginia Hoben. College of Arts and Architecture / Theatre arts. "pierced!"

Visual Arts Option

First Place

  • B. Jenny Ann Rogers. College of Arts and Architecture / Art. "Painting Entry - Drawlings"

Second Place

  • Matthew Steven Everett. College of Arts and Architecture / Art. "Painting Entry - Matt Waiting, Matt Waiting"

Third Place

  • Harriet Elizabeth Hacker. College of Arts and Architecture / Art. "Printmaking Entry - Past=Present"

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