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Poster Awarded First Place at Undergraduate Research Forum

April 1, 2013

Out of 62 posters in the agriculture/environmental science category, SENR undergraduate researcher Samantha Stoklosa's poster, "Brood Parasitism on Northern Cardinals: Relationship between Distance to Edge on Early Clutch Initiation" was awarded first place at this year's annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on March 28th. Samantha is advised by Dr. Amanda Rodewald. Rebecca Kimmelfield, an SENR undergraduate researcher majoring in Environmental Science was awarded 3rd place in the biological sciences category for her poster, "Identifying the Pathways to Oil Synthesis in Maize Embryos."  Rebecca is advised by Dr. Ana Alonso.  The Denman Forum is an opportunity to showcase outstanding student research at The Ohio State University and is a cooperative effort between Ohio State's Undergraduate Research Office, the University Honors & Scholars Center, and the Office of Research.

SENR was well represented at the Denman.  Other undergraduate researchers presenting their research at the forum, included:

Ariel Miller
Barriers to Home Fruit and Vegetable Gardening in Ohio
Advisor:  Dr. Jeff Sharp
Diana Saintignon
Risk Behavior of Peromyscus spp. in Clear-cut, Saw Timber, and Mature Forest Stands
Advisor:  Dr. Robert Gates
Andrea Chu
Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Advisor:  Dr. Eric Toman
Katie Ferman (Honorable Mention)
Fighting for Commons:  The Stories and Struggles of the Women of Plachimada
Advisor:  Dr. Cathy Rakowski
Eric Gates
Influence of Small Instream Wood Addition on Fishes and Hydrology within Channelized Agricultural Headwater Streams in Central Ohio
Advisor:  Dr. Peter C. Smiley Jr.
Robert Medberry
The Effect of Acclimation to Hypoxia on Fish Sensitivity to Ammonia 
Advisor:  Dr. Konrad Dabrowski and Timothy Parker
Michelle Beres, an undergraduate student in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics and advised by SENR's Dr. Kristi Lekies presented, "Developing Youth Leadership Through Community Gardening: Opportunities and Outcomes," which was awarded second place in the Business/Education/Speech category at the research forum. 
Congratulations to all of our SENR and OSU undergraduate researchers.
Photo:  Samantha Stoklosa with her poster, "Brood Parasitism on Northern Cardinals: Relationship between Distance to Edge on Early Clutch Initiation"