The Spotlight on Research activities were held Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
For the first time this event was open to both undergraduate and
graduate students, and participation by both groups was very high. The
fine work of our students was showcased in both poster and oral
presentations, and we can be very proud of their accomplishments.
Based on judging by an esteemed group of ESF alumni, the following
awards were presented at the Spotlight Awards Ceremony:
UNDERGRADUATE POSTER SESSION
(Financial awards for undergraduates were
sponsored by the ESF Alumni Association)
1st Place: ($125) Lynne Beaty, Environmental and Forest Biology
"THE EFFECT OF TRAILS ON SALAMANDER ABUNDANCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAIL
2nd Place ($100) Meng Lin, Environmental and Forest Biology
"PREVALENCE OF THE PATHOGEN ICHTHYOPHONUS HOFERI IN CHINOOK SALMON HEART
TISSUES DETERMINED BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION"
3rd Place ($75) George Prounis, Environmental and Forest Biology
"TESTING FOR THE PRESENCE OF NECROPHOBIC BEHAVIOR IN SMALL MAMMALS IN
ADIRONDACK STATE PARK, NY"
GRADUATE POSTER SESSION
(Graduate student awards were sponsored by the
Graduate Student Association and the Department of Environmental and
1st Place ($100) Madeline Turnquist, Environmental and Forest Biology
"FACTORS DRIVING MERCURY CONCENTRATIONS IN SNAPPING TURTLES"
2nd Place ($75) Lindsay Harrington, Environmental Chemistry
"MONITORING TAP WATER FOR TRACE CONTAMINANTS USING AN ON-LINE,
REAL-TIME, MEMBRANE-BASED EXTRACTION CELL"
3rd Place ($50) Yang Yang, Environmental Resources Engineering
"IMPROVED ROUTING METHOD FOR UFORE-HYDRO MODEL"
BEST GRADUATE STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATION
Hui Lin, Environmental Resources Engineering
"AN ECOLOGICAL TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR THE RE-USE OF BIO-DIGESTED FOOD