The 2008 Spotlight was a success. ESF's annual Spotlight Symposium is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate students share the results of their research and community service projects. This year, Professor James Gibbs followed the poster session with a presentation on
"The Importance of Paying Attention to Strange Data: Possible Rediscovery of an "Extinct" Giant Galapagos Tortoise" The competition was sponsored by the Alumni Association.
This year the Alumni Association awarded monetary prizes for the best undergraduate posters. The winners were:
· 1st place ($250) - Schalk, Christopher. Division of Environmental Science. PERMANENTLY AQUATIC SALAMANDER DISPERSAL CAPABILITIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR WETLAND CONNECTIVITY.
· 2nd place ($150) -- Doty, Christopher. Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering. URBAN GREEN BUILDING DESIGN FOR ILLICK HALL, SUNY-ESF.
· 3rd place ($100) -- Dudziak, Leah. EFB-Biotechnology. NEUROANATOMY OF THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX AND CEREBELLAR VERMIS IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM: A VOLUMETRIC MRI STUDY.
We are very thankful to our panel of Alumni Judges who had the monumental task of evaluating so many high quality posters: Diane Enders, Sheila Myers, Andrew Rabin and Sara Stebbins.
Congratulations to our winners and to all who participated in this year's Spotlight Poster session.