April 30 2007
The students presented poster or paper presentations on their research in three categories: earth/physical science and technology, life/medical science, and education/business/social science.
In earth/physical science and technology, Jessica Adamic, a masterâ€™s student in geology from North Branch, Mich., received the best graduate poster award; while Ellen Brouillette, a senior geology major from Vincennes, took home the award for the best undergraduate poster.
A trio of chemistry majors swept the undergraduate paper presentation category. First place went to Rachael Chase, a senior from Freelandville; while second place went to Stephanie Braun, a sophomore from Decatur; and third place to Ryan Galloway, a junior from Terre Haute.
In life/medical science, the best undergraduate poster presentation went to Ashley Whitehead, a sophomore from Benton, Ill. Heather Karstens, a sophomore from Medaryville, placed second. Both are life sciences majors.
The best graduate poster was awarded to Deepak Kumar, a masterâ€™s student in life sciences from Hyderabad, India; while second place went to Samantha Colayori, a masterâ€™s student in ecology and organismal biology from Rochester, N.Y.
In the education/business/social science category, the best graduate poster went to Chelsea Weyand, a masterâ€™s student in psychology from Terre Haute; while the best graduate paper was awarded to Martha Shelton, a masterâ€™s student in family and consumer sciences from Terre Haute.
Pornsook Tantrarungroj, a masterâ€™s student in curriculum, instruction, and media technology from Bangkok, Thailand, received second place for his graduate poster. The best undergraduate poster was awarded to Thomas Baker, a masterâ€™s student in psychology from Terre Haute.
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Thirteen ISU students were recognized with awards for their research during the 2007 Undergraduate and Graduate Research Showcase, sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies.