2018 Graduate Poster Session Award Winners

2018 Graduate Poster Session Award Winners

The 2018 UNL Spring Graduate Research and Creative Activities Poster Session featured over 150 graduate research posters from across the University.

The poster competition involved over 40 faculty and postdoc reviewers who rated student posters on the basis of their research scholarship. The top 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, congratulations to our winners:

  • Gretchen Bergquist, doctoral student, Department of Communication Studies
    Conceptualizing Mental Health Stigma: Family and Community Stigma as Socialization Processes in Mental Health Treatment Seeking Across Rural-nonrural Areas
  • Rong Fan, master’s student, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences
    Maternal n-3 PUFA supplementation Potentiates Offspring’s Brown Adipose Tissue Development via Epigenetic Mechanisms
  • Allen Garcia, doctoral student, Department of Educational Psychology
    Enhancing the Assessment of Bullying: Psychometric Properties of the VPBS
  • Danielle Graham, doctoral student, Department of Chemistry
    Use of Small Molecule Probe Substrates, Active Site Mutagenesis and Molecular Modeling to Gain Mechanistic Insight into the PLP-Enzyme Human Serine Racemase
  • Julie Grives, doctoral student, Glenn Korff School of Music
    Examining Training Aids’ Benefits to Aerodynamic and Acoustic Measurements in Singing
  • John Kiat, doctoral student, Department of Psychology
    The Impact of Individuation on the Bases of Human Empathic Responding 
  • Yongeun Kim, masters student, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences
    Gamma Tocotrienol Attenuates the Aberrant Lipid Mediator Production in NLRP3-inflammasome Stimulated Macrophages
  • Gaurav Kudalkar, doctoral student, Department of Chemistry
    Use of Hybrid Chemo/Biocatalysis to Access Value-Added Building Blocks from Lignocellulose
  • Meetpal Kukal, doctoral student, Biological Systems Engineering
    Irrigation-Limited Yield Gaps: Trends and Variability in the United States Post-1950. 
  • Ann Matthews and Erin Hamel, doctoral students, Child, Youth and Family Studies
    Exploring early childhood during periods of family homelessness: Parenting strategies and the role of the shelter. 
  • Behrooz Motealleh, doctoral student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    Solution-blended sulfonated polyphenylene and branched poly(arylene ether sulfone): synthesis, electrochemical properties, state of water, and fuel cell performance
  • Rebecca Salem, doctoral student, Department of Anthropology
    Mapping an Early 20th Century Pompeii Tourist Route with GIS