Graduate Poster Session Award Winners

Graduate Poster Session Award Winners

With over 160 entries, the 2014 UNL Spring Graduate Research and Creative Activities Poster Session marked record participation.

The poster competition involved over 50 faculty and postdoc reviewers who rated students’ posters on the basis of their research scholarship. The top ten posters, representing student work and research from the Arts and Humanities, Education, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Agricultural and Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, will receive a $400 travel grant to present their research at a regional or national conference.

On behalf of the Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of Graduate Studies, we congratulate our winners:

  • John Buchkoski, masters student, History
    “High Moral Standards:” Union Colony and the Myth of the West

  • Amanda Prokasky, doctoral student, Child, Youth, and Family Studies
    Identifying Child Temperament Profiles using Cluster Analysis

  • Amanda Witte, doctoral student, Educational Psychology
    Parent-Teacher Partnerships Matter: Moderating Influences on Conjoint Behavioral Consultation and Student Social-Behavioral Outcomes

  • Abby Kelly, masters student, Biological Systems Engineering
    Enhanced Non-Viral Gene Delivery to hMSCs through Activation of the Glucocorticoid Receptor

  • Tongqing Liu, doctoral student, Electrical Engineering
    A self-adaptive and highly-sensitive optical ultrasonic sensor system for aircraft health monitoring

  • Gilbert Mbah, doctoral student, Chemistry
    Three-dimensional graphene nanostructures

  • Jeremy Trageser, doctoral student, Mathematics
    Finite Time Blowup in Nonlinear Suspension Bridge Models

  • Maria Maldona-Gomez, doctoral student, Food Science and Technology
    Evaluation of the persistence of Bifidobacterium longum ssp longum AH1206 in the human gastrointestinal tract and its effect on the resident bacterial community

  • Eric Noel, masters student, Biological Sciences
    Chlorovirus-encoded SKP1 and ankyrin proteins exhibit viral molecular mimicry of eukaryotic ubiquitin ligase machinery

  • Eric Shanks, doctoral student, Political Science
    The Physical Implications of Political Anxiety: Visual Searches of Neutral and Non-Neutral Photographic Images