2018 TSU Research Symposium Winners

Graduate Agricultural Science Oral I
  1 st place  Caitlin Gilmore The Co-Factorial Induction of Obesity Using High Fat Diet and Had-36 Adenovirus: A Transcriptomic Study
  2 nd place  Mathew Smith,
Shasta Carlton 
Interactive Learning to Educate Youth About Safe Handling and Preparation of Poultry and Eggs
  3 rd place  Abimbola Allison  Effects of Elevated Hydrostatic Pressure for Decontamination of Raw Milk from Listeria monocytogenes and Background Microflora
Graduate Agricultural Science Oral II
  1 st place  Vybhav Gopisetty Effect of UV-C irradiation on the nutritional quality and safety of cranberry flavored water using a dean flow continuous UV system
  2 nd place  Brent Newman Impacts of Forest Management on Small Mammal Communities in Pine-Hardwood Forests of Alabama. 
  3 rd place  Ravneet Kaur Detection of Personal Care Products (PCPs) in Surface Water of Collins River in Warren County, Middle Tennessee 
Graduate Agricultural Science Oral III
  1 st place  Kyle McGeary The effects of nitrogen fertilizer rates on winter performance of three different winter canola cultivars. 
  2 nd place  Priya Saini Analyzing biochar properties for potential effects in switchgrass production.
  3 rd place  Nicole Wetzel Detecting the Presence and Abundance of Streamside Salamanders (Ambystoma Barbouri) in Middle Tennessee Using Environmental DNA
Graduate Engineering Oral I
  1 st place  Omari Paul, Akinwunmi Joaquim The Light Intensity Induced Phase Transitions in Graphene Oxide Doped Polyvinylidene Fluoride
  2 nd place  Akinwunmi Joaquin, Omari Paul The Synthesis and Mechanical and Structural Properties of Piezoelectric Polyvinylidene Fluoride Doped with Barium Titanate Nanoparticles
  3 rd place  Yuanyuan Zhou Multi-Modality Sensor Modeling and Imagery Data Generation in the Virtual Environment Based on Robust Ray-Tracing Technique
Graduate Engineering Oral II
  1 st place  Rama Annamraju, Jerimiah Afolabi Effect of Temperature Distribution on the Efficiency of a Photovoltaic Module
  2 nd place  Kyra Bryant, Abdullah Alghamdi, Abram Musinguzi  Incorporating Rainfall into Storm Surge Prediction for Hurricane Irma
  3 rd place  Alhussien Alsamadani,
Anwar Alsulami 
The Analysis of Aerodynamics and Optimization Design of Wind Turbine Blade
Graduate Life Science Oral I
  1 st place  Kala Bonner Inhibition of MACF1 sensitizes glioblastomas to BCNU
  2 nd place  Monica Henry,
Abimola Allison 
High Pressure Pasteurization for Inactivation of Rifampicin-Resistant Cronobacter sakazakii in Reconstituted Infant Formula
  3 rd place  Taylor Ribeiro,
April Falconer
Harfmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the TSU Wetland
Undergraduate Agricultural Science Oral
  1 st place  Alexius Dingle  Multiple Displacement Amplification of Individually Isolated Sweet Sorghum Microspore's Genomes
  2 nd place  Steve Osborne Biological Controls Agents against Botryosphaeria dothidea
  3 rd place  Anthony Geter Evaluation of Winter Canola Genotypes for Tennessee and the Southeastern United States 
Undergraduate Engineering Oral
  1 st place  Sara La,
Bashir Alsaidi
Survey of Skin Design for Morphing Wing Aircraft: Status and Challenges
Undergraduate Life and Physical Science Oral
  1 st place  Katherine Miller,
Denton Musick
Responses of Switchgrass Ecosystem Productivity to Precipitation Changes
  2 nd place  Elizabeth Shelby Flame Retardant, Hexabromocyclododecane,  Alters Secretion of Interleukin 6 from Human Immune Cells
  3 rd place  Kierra Ware The Combined Effect of Canagliflozin and Metformin in Human Prostate Cancer Cells
Graduate Agricultural Science Poster 
  1 st place  Mathew Purucker  Characterizing and predicting site productivity using geocentric approach
  2 nd place  Christopher Anuo  Influence of Veterinary Antibiotics in Micronutrient Oxyanion Mobility in the Environment
  3 rd place  Man Kumari Giri How much forest biomass do we have in Tennessee? 
Graduate Engineering Poster
  1 st place  Eduardo Ponce Generic framework for parameter studies in distributed systems
Graduate Physical Science Poster
  1 st place  Wendy Wilburn Evaluation of Triclosan Exposures on Interleukin 6 and Interleukin 1 Beta Secretion from Human Immune Cells
  2 nd place  Xingbo Wu Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS) Polymorphisms in Grain Amaranth and Close Relatives
  3 rd place  David Garner Nature-based Therapeutic Media
Graduate Social Science Poster
  1 st place  Erin Brady, Bradley Haithcoat, Kendra Petty, Andrea Yelverton Assessing the Language Production of Preschool Children-An exploration of Dynamic Assessment and Dialogic Reading
  2 nd place  Ummey Honey, Suraj Adhikari, Kofi Baryeh  Consumption pattern of food assistance recipients: findings from a survey of low income families in Nashville metro area of Tennessee
Undergraduate Engineering Poster
  1 st place  Dewayne Danner University Campus Evacuation Challenges: Microsimulation approach
Undergraduate Physical Science Poster
  1 st place  Alekzander Garcia  Modulation of Phospho Tensin Homolog (PTEN) in Cancer Cells and Preadipocyte Cells Following Exposure to Flavonoids
  2 nd place  Sara Jamal,
Wendy Wilburn 
Triclosan Alters the Secretion of Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha from Human Immune Cells.
  3 rd place  Zakia Lowery Effects of the Expression of Foxp2 in corticothalamic neurons on cortical development
Undergraduate Social Science Poster
  1 st place  Daniel Talley  Systematic Literature Review: Best Practices for Collegiate Recovery Communities 
Faculty Advisor Winner
  Dr. Muhammad Akbar College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  Dr. Margaret Whalen College of Life and Physical Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences