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 Sciences Crimson Tatum Hardy(tooltip: Project Title|Development of Foods with Modified Textures for Infants and Children with Feeding Difficulties) Carolyn Ross
Gray Paige 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 & Design Crimson Jamie Kemple and Keyaira Mumford(tooltip: Project Title|Pullman Depot Heritage Center) Robert Krikac and Michael Sanchez
Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Information Sciences Crimson Krista Brutman(tooltip: Project Title|Computational Simulations of Length-dependent Activation in Human Cardiac Muscle) Bertrand Tanner
Engineering & Physical Sciences Crimson Evon Branton(tooltip: Project Title|Evolution of the Strawberry Volcanics and Phreatomagmatic Eruptions) Aaron Steiner
Crimson Connor Spencer(tooltip: Project Title|The Landau Theory of Phase Transitions Applied to Chemical and Biological Systems) Fred Gittes
Crimson Chandler Shannon(tooltip: Project Title|Effects of Sit-Stand Desks on Postural Sway of the Head and Trunk) Anita Vasavada
Gray Stephen Bone(tooltip: Project Title|Applying Efficient Glucose Oxidase to Facilitate Direct Electron Transfer in Biofuel Cells) Su Ha
Gray Brittany Kesic(tooltip: Project Title|Phosphoramidate Derivatives as Controlled Release Prodrugs of L-Dopa) Cliff Berkman
Gray Cory Gunson(tooltip: Project Title|Decoupling Food and Fossil Fuel Using an Iron Membrane Reactor to Produce Ammonia) Peter Pfromm
Gray Kacie Salmon(tooltip: Project Title|Hydrogen-Based Regenerator Alternatives for Cryocooling) Jacob Leachman
Gray Seth McPherson(tooltip: Project Title|Characterization of ACRT-grown CZT for Use in High-resolution Gamma Radiation Detectors) Kelvin Lynn
Novice Stephen Bone, Tyler Sager, Tanner Stahl, and Mitchell Weholt(tooltip: Project Title|Crimson Medical Solutions) Howard Davis and Marie Mayes
Humanities Crimson Kaitlin Srader(tooltip: Project Title|Preservation of Born-Digital Newsletters from WSU Native Programs) Faith Price and Trevor Bond
Gray Ryan Moore(tooltip: Project Title|Notions of Uyghur Identity Within Xinjiang and Their Development During the Late 20th Century) Lydia Gerber
Molecular, Cellular, &
Chemical Biology
Crimson Brooke Barton, Devinae McNeil, and Jenna Rock(tooltip: Project Title|The Efficacy and Toxicity of a Protease Inhibitor as a Novel Contraceptive) Wipawee Winuthayanon
Crimson Olivia Hayden(tooltip: Project Title|The Drosophila melanogaster STING Homolog (dmSTING) Protects Against Coxiella burnetii Infection) Alan Goodman
Crimson Owen Canterbury(tooltip: Project Title|Novel Model for Blindness Generated Using Inducible CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing in Zebrafish) Michael Varnum
Gray Rachel Stout(tooltip: Project Title|Exploration of Two Dihydroceramide Desaturase Genes) Jennifer Watts
Gray WSU Tri-Cities student Megan Brauner(tooltip: Project Title|Development of a New Method to Quantify Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi from Environmental Samples) Tanya Cheeke
Gray Ashley Kophs(tooltip: Project Title|Understanding the Kinetic Properties of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase: A Key Enzyme of C4 Photosynthesis) Asaph Cousins and Robert DiMario
Gray Nathan Michellys(tooltip: Project Title|Beware of Eating Chicken: It Harbors a Bacterium That Is a Major Cause of Foodborne Illness) Michael Konkel
Novice Awards Austin Lenssen(tooltip: Project Title|Identification of Novel Genetic Markers for Drought Tolerance in Wheat) Andrei Smertenko
Novice Awards Jessica Fisher(tooltip: Project Title|Reactive Oxygen Species Scavenging Mechanisms Combating Drought Stress in Wheat) Andrei Smertenko and Kathleen Hickey
Organismal, Population, Ecological, & Evolutionary Biology Crimson WSU Vancouver student Katelyn Sedig(tooltip: Project Title|Diversity in Microbial Mutualists Benefit Plant Growth) Stephanie Porter
Crimson Elise Bugge(tooltip: Project Title|Decreasing N2 Fixation in Lobaria oregana is Likely Caused by Anthropogenic Emissions) R. Dave Evans
Gray Madison Armstrong(tooltip: Project Title|The Evolution of Plastic Expression as an Explanation of Invasion Success) Mark Dybdahl
Gray Tina Wang(tooltip: Project Title|Reversing Insulin Resistance in Hibernating Grizzly Bears) Heiko Jansen
Social Sciences Crimson WSU 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
Crimson Global 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
Gray Global Campus student Haven Warwick(tooltip: Project Title|Sensorimotor Deficits in Children with Subclinical ASD/ADHD Predicting Levels of Cognitive Functioning) Tammy Barry
Gray Brooklin Devine(tooltip: Project Title|Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Rural, Underserved Communities in Guatemala) Kathy Beerman
Gray Justin Frow(tooltip: Project Title|Robot Activity Support (RAS): Comparing Younger and Older Adults’ Feedback) Nisha Raghunath
Gray Sydney Wright(tooltip: Project Title|Test Anxiety and Performance on Proctored and Non-Proctored Exams in Online Classes Study) Lee Daffin
Gray Hannah 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
Gray Amanda Tomchick(tooltip: Project Title|Life Happens: An Examination of the Reasons Why Students Withdraw from Courses) Erica Austin
Novice Patricia 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