Graduate students recognized for presentations in the Graduate Exhibition

University Park, Pa. –  More than 40 graduate students were recognized and received awards for their presentations in the 29th annual Graduate Exhibition, held April 4 and 6, at the Penn State University Park campus.

The Graduate Exhibition showcases graduate education at Penn State and places special emphasis on communicating research and creative endeavor to a general audience. Students who placed first in each of the seven categories are:

Arts and Humanities:  Katja Stuckatz, College of the Liberal Arts German Program, “A Contribution to Modern World Poetry: Ernst Jandl and the International Avant-Garde”

Engineering: Pierre Thurier, College of Engineering Aerospace Engineering Program, “Design of a Thermal Control Device using Topology Optimization”

Health and Life Sciences: Jason Wittenbach, Eberly College of Science Physics Program, “What birdsong can tell us about the neuroscience of language”

Performance: Lindsay Marie McGinnis, College of Arts and Architecture Voice Performance and Pedagogy, “The Birds in the Arbor” also known as the “doll song” from The Tales of Hoffmann

Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Tomasz Modzelewski, Eberly College of Science Chemistry Program, “Nucleation of Hydroxyapatite by Carboxy Functionalized Biodegradable Polyphosphazenes” 

Social and Behavioral Sciences: Emily Coyle, College of the Liberal Arts Psychology Program, “Play with a STEM Toy: The Role of Children, Parents, and Gender-Based Marketing”

Visual Arts: Roberto Lugo, College of Arts and Architecture Art Program, “In every ghetto”

Abstracts of the students’ presentations and a list of winners are available on the Graduate School’s website.

Last Updated April 09, 2014