The Spotlight on Student Research was held this past Wednesday, April 10, 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making this year's Spotlight so successful. This year's competition featured poster presentations from 51 graduate and 94 undergraduate students, where the posters were judged and prizes given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Based on judging by an esteemed group of ESF alumni and graduate students (undergraduate posters) and faculty (graduate posters), we would like to congratulate the following students on their awards:
EFB M.S. Student Jessica Bouchard, Danilo D. Fernando, Donald J. Leopold and Scott W. Bailey
"Genetic Diversity of Dryopteris fragrans, a Rare Fern in the Northern Forests of the Eastern United States"
ERE PhD Student Scott Wolcott, K. Glantz, D. Carter, Lee Newman, and Theodore Endreny
"Preliminary Research for GreenWall Treatment of High Strength Organic Wastewater"
Faculty Governance Committee on Research (COR), with special thanks to Jennifer Smith, Jessica Clemons, Stephen Shaw, John Wasiel and Timothy Volk for their invaluable assistance in coordinating all aspects of the event;
Representatives from GSA (Whitney Marshall and Abigail Larkin) and USA (Nory Mitchell) for their assistance in coordinating all aspects of the event;
24 alumni and graduate student judges;
ESF faculty judges
ESF alumnus Dr. Jerry Mead for providing the keynote address;
GSA Professional Development Committee for procuring funding for graduate student awards and organizing judging for the undergraduate and graduate student posters;
The Alumni Relations Office for soliciting alumni judges and for sponsoring the undergraduate awards;
The Departments of Environmental Studies and Environmental Resources Engineering as well as the Graduate Student Association for sponsoring the graduate awards;
The Office of Research Programs for providing assistance and refreshments;
The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies for providing assistance and refreshments;
Aaron Knight and Jeremy Newland of the Office of Communications for their help with the web site;
Physical Plant for event set up and take down;
A very special thank you to all of the student participants!