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Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium

Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium

The 2015 Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium was held on April 24, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Live Oak Center on UCF’s Main Campus in Orlando. The event showcased more than 70 student's diverse, high-quality research and creative works from nine universities within state of Florida. Graduate student participation was endorsed by their Graduate Dean. Students could have be selected from winners of an on-campus research symposium or by other means established by the Graduate Dean to select top research projects. The poster session was judged by Deans and other faculty representatives from each institution. The event concluded with an awards presentation and reception. 

2015 Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium Winners

Arts and Humanities

First Place - Leslie Todd, University of Florida, Realism in Moche Ceramics: Why?

Second Place - Jose Flores, University of Central Florida, Immigrants in Florida: Exploring Meta-Data in the Florida Historical Quarterly

Biological Sciences

First Place - Nzinga Mack, Florida A&M University, Stable Knockdown of Lactate Dehyrogenase A in MDA-MB231 Cells Does Not Decrease Lactic Acid Production

Second Place - Varshini Sridhar, Florida A&M University, Identification and Characterization of Proteins Involved in Grape Disease Tolerance


First Place - Shainna Ali, University of Central Florida, Coming-out in Counseling: Are Counselors Prepared to Assist Clients Through the Coming-Out Process?

Second Place - Umit Tokac, Florida State University, Effects of Game-Based Learning on Students’ Mathematics Achievement: A Meta-Analysis


First Place - Jazmine Aira, University of South Florida, Image-Based 3D Morphometric Analysis of the Clavicle Intramedullary Canal in Male Population

Second Place - Annadanesh Shellikeri, Florida A&M University, A Walk with Ions: Visualizing Ionic Movement in Energy Storage Devices using In-Situ NMR Spectroscopy

Health Sciences

First Place - Stephanie Randall-Watts, University of South Florida, Presence of Huffing during Voluntary Cough is Associated with Penetration-Aspiration in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Second Place - Sahar Ajabshir, Florida International University, Pulse Pressure and Blood Triglyceride Levels among a Young Multi-Ethnic Group Living in South Florida

Life Sciences

First Place - Kimberly Hawkins, University of Florida, Neurovascular Protection by Post-Ischemic Injections of a Lipoxin A4 Receptor Agonist, BML-111, in a Rat Model of Ischemic Stroke

Second Place - Regina Martuscello, University of Florida, Dietary Attenuation of Tumor Metabolism Diminishes Propagation of Glioblastoma

Physical Sciences

First Place - Joana Antunes, Florida International University, DNA Methylation Markers as a Powerful Tool for Age Prediction and to Discriminate Body Fluids from Crime Scenes

Second Place - Ryuichi Tsuchikawa, University of Central Florida, Measurement of Resistance Induced by a Single Atom on Carbon Nanotubes

Social Sciences

First Place - Ori Baber, University of Florida, Can Urban Brownfield-to-Greenspace Redevelopment Encourage Childhood Physical Activity? 

Second Place - Zorina Manoni, University of Central Florida, Osteoarthritis in the Andes: Prevalence and Patterning of Disease among Pre-Columbian Agro-Pastoralists from Kuelap



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