41 graduate students earn awards at 33rd annual Graduate Exhibition

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Forty-one graduate students received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 33rd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 23 and 25 on Penn State's University Park campus. A complete list of winners is available below.

More than 220 graduate students participated in the 2018 Graduate Exhibition, which included 214 graduate student participants in the research poster presentation option, nine in the visual arts option, nine in the performance option, and 12 in the video option. More than 140 individuals also volunteered to serve as judges. 

Graduate students who participated in the visual arts option will have their works displayed in the HUB-Robeson Art Gallery from March 22 to April 23. The winning videos can be viewed on YouTube.

First place winners receive $500; second place winners receive $250; and third place winners receive $100.

RESEARCH POSTER OPTION

Arts & Humanities

First Place

  • Mahyar Hadighi. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "Adapting Modern Architecture to a Local Context: A Grammar for Hajjar's Hybrid Domestic Architecture"

Second Place

  • Elizabeth Liendo. The Liberal Arts / Comparative Literature. "Doodles, Commentary, and Interjections: Medieval Manuscripts of Ovid's Amores"

Third Place

  • Hyoun-A Joo. The Liberal Arts / German. "What does integration look like in times of globalization? The case of Korean immigrants in Germany"
  • Irem Oz. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "SPACES OF IDENTITY: THE ROLE OF THE MARXLOH MOSQUE IN SHAPING TURKISH-GERMAN WOMEN’S INTEGRATION AND SENSE OF COMMUNITY"
  • Soledad Sanchez. Arts and Architecture / Theatre. "THE SCENIC DESIGN CREATIVE PROCESS"
  • Lara Schwarz. The Liberal Arts / German. "Strategies for Coping with Attrition and Complexity in Heritage Languages"

Engineering

First Place

  • Yuchen Bian. Information Sciences and Technology / Information Sciences and Technology. "Many Heads are Better than One: Local Community Detection by the Multi-Walker Chain"

Second Place

  • Preeya Kuray. Earth and Mineral Sciences / Materials Science and Engineering. "Improving the Ionic Mobility and Aggregation of Polymerized Ionic Liquids for Safer Electrolyte Applications"
  • Kazim Kerim Moncal. Engineering / Engineering Science. "IN SITU BIOPRINTING OF BONE TISSUE CONSTRUCTS FOR CRANIOMAXILLAOFACIAL REPAIR"

Third Place

  • Manal Anis. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "Responsive Skin: Designing an Adaptive Envelope with Bamboo as a Hygroscopically Active Material"
  • Behnoud Kermani. Engineering / Civil Engineering. "Experimental and Numerical Study of Subgrade Soil Migration into Pavement Subbase and Mitigation Using Geotextile"
  • Devesh Kumar. Earth and Mineral Sciences / Energy and Mineral Engineering. "Ensemble-based History Matching and Uncertainty Quantification for Reservoirs Exhibiting Complex Non-Gaussian Characteristics"

Health & Life Sciences

First Place

  • Ashley Miller. College of Nursing / Nursing. "Developing LGBT Competencies in an RN Residency Program"
  • Alyssa Tindall. Health and Human Development / Nutritional Sciences. "Cardiovascular Benefits of Replacing Saturated Fat with Polyunsaturated Fat or Monounsaturated Fat from Walnuts or Vegetable Oils"

Second Place

  • James Fraser. Intercollege / Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences. "A very bloody ‘Who Done it’: The adult spleen, not the bone marrow is responsible for red blood cell production during acute malaria infection."
  • Yasina Somani. Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "Backing into menopause: patterns of blood flow in the balance"

Third Place

  • Allyson Favuzza. College of Nursing / Nursing. "Increasing Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates through a Multimedia Intervention"
  • Shaneice Nettleford. Agricultural Sciences / Pathobiology. "A Gut Feeling: How Does the Micronutrient, Selenium, Protect Against Gut Infections"

Physical Sciences & Mathematics

First Place

  • Kalle Jahn. Earth and Mineral Sciences / Geosciences. "Preferential subsurface water flow through deep tropical soils"

Second Place

  • Kirsty McKenzie. Earth and Mineral Sciences / Geosciences. "Links between subduction megathrust earthquakes and upper-plate brittle deformation in the Pacific Northwest and Globally"

Third Place

  • Joshua Woda. Earth and Mineral Sciences / Geosciences. "Monitoring Gas Migration and Aquifer Degradation near Problematic Shale Gas Wells"

Social & Behavioral Sciences

First Place

  • Allison Brown. Agricultural Sciences / Food Science. "“I’ve got the golden ticket”— consumer perception of premium chocolate"
  • Erin Guty. The Liberal Arts / Psychology. "Executive Functioning in College Students with Chronic Postconcussion Symptoms"

Second Place

  • Matthew Denny. The Liberal Arts / Political Science. "Allies or Enemies? Agency Goals, Party Ideology, and The Politics of Statutory Constraint"
  • Scott Graupensperger. Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "Everyone else is doing it: The association between social identity and susceptibility to peer influence in NCAA athletes"
  • Dshawn Harrigan. Behrend College / Applied Clinical Psychology. "How our Clothing Choices Enhance our Memory and Creativity"

Third Place

  • Michael Fiorentino. Agricultural Sciences / Agricultural and Extension Education. "Influence of National Agricultural Research Agenda Priority Areas on Agricultural and Extension Education Scholarship: A Review of the Journal of Agricultural Education (1996-2016)"
  • Emily Grossner. The Liberal Arts / Psychology. "Connectivity Differences Predict Metacognitive Accuracy Following Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury"
  • Alexander McKay. The Liberal Arts / Psychology. "When are Strong Ties Best for Creativity? Examining the Role of Experienced Creative Time Pressure"
  • Maria Molina Davila. Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications / Mass Communications. "I Am What You Eat: Effects of Social Influence on Meal Selection Online"
  • Ruth Pobee. Health and Human Development / Nutritional Sciences. "Hemoglobin Concentration is Associated with Affective Variables in Early Pregnancy"

Performance Option

First Place

  • Katherine Kessler. Arts and Architecture / Performance. "Hommage à Manuel de Falla"

Second Place

  • Alma Bulibekova. Arts and Architecture / Music. "Kyi for violin and chamber orchestra"

Third Place

  • Juliana Alfano. Arts and Architecture / Voice Performance and Pedagogy. "Glitter and be Gay"
  • Erin McDaniels. Arts and Architecture / Voice Performance and Pedagogy. "1) Donde lieta uscì; 2) What good would the moon be?"

Video Option

First Place

  • Pierre-Clément Simon. Engineering / Nuclear Engineering. "Improving the safety of nuclear energy: developing a grand potential model of hydride morphology in zirconium alloy nuclear fuel cladding"

Second Place

  • William Rice. Health and Human Development / Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. "Wanderlost: Benefit Interference in the Tetons"

Third Place

  • Oladuni Tina Rissicat Lasisi. The Liberal Arts / Anthropology. "More than meets the eye: what chemical analyses can reveal about hair color"

Visual Arts Option

First Place

  • Lydia Ventrelli. Arts and Architecture / Art. "Weeping Willow Tree: Fall Collection and Spring Preview"

Second Place

  • Amirmasoud Agharebparast. Arts and Architecture / Art. "Iranians, Objects, Words"

Third Place

  • Hannah Foster. Arts and Architecture / Art. "Artist Statement"

Data Visualization Award

Offered by the University Libraries’ Data Learning Center

  • Soledad Sanchez. Arts and Architecture / Theatre. "THE SCENIC DESIGN CREATIVE PROCESS"
Last Updated April 04, 2018