Students shine at Graduate Exhibition

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Forty-four graduate students were recognized and received awards for their presentations in the 28th annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 22 to 24. More than 280 students, a record number, participated in the competition. Placing first in each of the seven categories and their entries were:

Arts & Humanities Category: Sarah Summers, College of the Liberal Arts’ English Program, “Graduate Writing Centers: Programs, Practices, Possibilities"

Engineering Category: Brittany Lynn Banik, College of Engineering’s Bioengineering Program, "Novel (Poly)caprolactone (PCL) Scaffold Architecture for Tendon Tissue Engineering"

Health & Life Sciences Category: Karma Delores James, College of Agricultural Sciences’ Food Science Program, "Effect of Dietary EGCG Pretreatment on Liver Toxicity," and Aditi Roy, College of Health and Human Development’s Nutrition Program, "Vitamin C intake, lead exposure, and oxidative stress in Uruguayan school children"

Performance Category: Renpeng Dong, College of Arts and Architecture’s Performance Program, “Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes” from Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus by Leopold Godowsky

Physical Sciences & Mathematics Category: Sharon Xuesong Wang, the Eberly College of Science’s Astronomy Program, "Finding Extra-Solar Planets Near and Far"

Social & Behavioral Sciences Category: Mary Stansfield, College of Health and Human Development’s Recreation, Park and Tourism Management Program, "Tailgating: Re-Creating the Penn State Experience through Heritage Tourism," and Joshua Robert Auriemma, College of Communications’ Mass Communications program, "The Effects of EULA Presentation Style on User Attention and Comprehension"

Visual Arts Category: Brooks Bowman Oliver, College of Arts and Architecture’s Art Program, “Statement”

A complete list of winners is available at on the Graduate School’s website.

Last Updated April 09, 2013