Award Winners for SURCA 2019

Wide angle group photo of all award winners at SURCA 2019.

SURCA 2019 Award Winners and Their Mentors

Read about their projects in the SURCA 2019 Abstract Book.

Applied SciencesCrimsonTatum Hardy(tooltip: Project Title|Development of Foods with Modified Textures for Infants and Children with Feeding Difficulties)Carolyn Ross
GrayPaige Gear(tooltip: Project Title|Tamarind – A Regional Food Source in Rural Guatemala Facilitates Iron Fortification of Food Prepared With Lucky Iron Fish)Kathy Beerman
Arts & DesignCrimsonJamie Kemple and Keyaira Mumford(tooltip: Project Title|Pullman Depot Heritage Center)Robert Krikac and Michael Sanchez
Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Information SciencesCrimsonKrista Brutman(tooltip: Project Title|Computational Simulations of Length-dependent Activation in Human Cardiac Muscle)Bertrand Tanner
Engineering & Physical SciencesCrimsonEvon Branton(tooltip: Project Title|Evolution of the Strawberry Volcanics and Phreatomagmatic Eruptions)Aaron Steiner
CrimsonConnor Spencer(tooltip: Project Title|The Landau Theory of Phase Transitions Applied to Chemical and Biological Systems)Fred Gittes
CrimsonChandler Shannon(tooltip: Project Title|Effects of Sit-Stand Desks on Postural Sway of the Head and Trunk)Anita Vasavada
GrayStephen Bone(tooltip: Project Title|Applying Efficient Glucose Oxidase to Facilitate Direct Electron Transfer in Biofuel Cells)Su Ha
GrayBrittany Kesic(tooltip: Project Title|Phosphoramidate Derivatives as Controlled Release Prodrugs of L-Dopa)Cliff Berkman
GrayCory Gunson(tooltip: Project Title|Decoupling Food and Fossil Fuel Using an Iron Membrane Reactor to Produce Ammonia)Peter Pfromm
GrayKacie Salmon(tooltip: Project Title|Hydrogen-Based Regenerator Alternatives for Cryocooling)Jacob Leachman
GraySeth McPherson(tooltip: Project Title|Characterization of ACRT-grown CZT for Use in High-resolution Gamma Radiation Detectors)Kelvin Lynn
NoviceStephen Bone, Tyler Sager, Tanner Stahl, and Mitchell Weholt(tooltip: Project Title|Crimson Medical Solutions)Howard Davis and Marie Mayes
HumanitiesCrimsonKaitlin Srader(tooltip: Project Title|Preservation of Born-Digital Newsletters from WSU Native Programs)Faith Price and Trevor Bond
GrayRyan Moore(tooltip: Project Title|Notions of Uyghur Identity Within Xinjiang and Their Development During the Late 20th Century)Lydia Gerber
Molecular, Cellular, &
Chemical Biology
CrimsonBrooke Barton, Devinae McNeil, and Jenna Rock(tooltip: Project Title|The Efficacy and Toxicity of a Protease Inhibitor as a Novel Contraceptive)Wipawee Winuthayanon
CrimsonOlivia Hayden(tooltip: Project Title|The Drosophila melanogaster STING Homolog (dmSTING) Protects Against Coxiella burnetii Infection)Alan Goodman
CrimsonOwen Canterbury(tooltip: Project Title|Novel Model for Blindness Generated Using Inducible CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing in Zebrafish)Michael Varnum
GrayRachel Stout(tooltip: Project Title|Exploration of Two Dihydroceramide Desaturase Genes)Jennifer Watts
GrayWSU Tri-Cities student Megan Brauner(tooltip: Project Title|Development of a New Method to Quantify Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi from Environmental Samples)Tanya Cheeke
GrayAshley Kophs(tooltip: Project Title|Understanding the Kinetic Properties of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase: A Key Enzyme of C4 Photosynthesis)Asaph Cousins and Robert DiMario
GrayNathan Michellys(tooltip: Project Title|Beware of Eating Chicken: It Harbors a Bacterium That Is a Major Cause of Foodborne Illness)Michael Konkel
Novice AwardsAustin Lenssen(tooltip: Project Title|Identification of Novel Genetic Markers for Drought Tolerance in Wheat)Andrei Smertenko
Novice AwardsJessica Fisher(tooltip: Project Title|Reactive Oxygen Species Scavenging Mechanisms Combating Drought Stress in Wheat)Andrei Smertenko and Kathleen Hickey
Organismal, Population, Ecological, & Evolutionary BiologyCrimsonWSU Vancouver student Katelyn Sedig(tooltip: Project Title|Diversity in Microbial Mutualists Benefit Plant Growth)Stephanie Porter
CrimsonElise Bugge(tooltip: Project Title|Decreasing N2 Fixation in Lobaria oregana is Likely Caused by Anthropogenic Emissions)R. Dave Evans
GrayMadison Armstrong(tooltip: Project Title|The Evolution of Plastic Expression as an Explanation of Invasion Success)Mark Dybdahl
GrayTina Wang(tooltip: Project Title|Reversing Insulin Resistance in Hibernating Grizzly Bears)Heiko Jansen
Social SciencesCrimsonWSU Spokane student Jacquelyn Deichman(tooltip: Project Title|Return-to-play Legislation and Concussions: Are More Youth Leaving the Emergency Department Without Being Seen?)Janessa Graves
CrimsonGlobal Campus student Charles Nevin(tooltip: Project Title|The Sound of One Hand Texting: Examining the Paradox Between Mindfulness Meditation Apps and Problematic Smartphone Use)Lee Daffin
GrayGlobal Campus student Haven Warwick(tooltip: Project Title|Sensorimotor Deficits in Children with Subclinical ASD/ADHD Predicting Levels of Cognitive Functioning)Tammy Barry
GrayBrooklin Devine(tooltip: Project Title|Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Rural, Underserved Communities in Guatemala)Kathy Beerman
GrayJustin Frow(tooltip: Project Title|Robot Activity Support (RAS): Comparing Younger and Older Adults’ Feedback)Nisha Raghunath
GraySydney Wright(tooltip: Project Title|Test Anxiety and Performance on Proctored and Non-Proctored Exams in Online Classes Study)Lee Daffin
GrayHannah Heizer(tooltip: Project Title|A Systematic Review of Prevention and Educational Programs to Promote Healthy Adolescent Sexual and Romantic Relationships: Where Are the Parents?)Kathleen Rodgers
GrayAmanda Tomchick(tooltip: Project Title|Life Happens: An Examination of the Reasons Why Students Withdraw from Courses)Erica Austin
NovicePatricia Bumgarner, Derek Ginrich, Nicholas Gottlob, Tiffany Kite, and AnnMarie McCracken(tooltip: Project Title|Life Happens: An Examination of the Reasons Why Students Withdraw from Courses)Erin Thornton