Highlights from the 2017 Undergraduate Research Forum

Photo of student and poster

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences hosted the 14th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum on  February 28 in the Nationwide/Farm Bureau 4-H building. Forty-four undergraduate student researchers from CFAES and the School of Environment and Natural Resources shared their research in a poster presentation format with faculty, staff, fellow students, and invited family members and guests, with 42 faculty judges evaluating and ranking the presentations.
In addition to a noon luncheon, all student participants received a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble for their efforts. Prizes were also awarded to the top-ranked researchers in each category (1st $100, 2nd $50).
The following students were recognized.

Animal Sciences – Animal Health
1st        Kendal Searer, Advisor Lisa Bielke
2nd       Shannon Kelley, Advisor Monique Pairis-Garcia
3rd        Michell Garrett, Advisor Kim Cole
3rd        Ellen Schwieterman, Advisor Kim Cole

Animal Sciences – Nutrition
1st        John Bouranis, Advisor Richard Bruno
2nd       Makenzie Thorpe, Advisor Sheila Jacobi
3rd        Jiwon Kim, Advisor Kichoon Lee

Environmental and Plant Sciences
1st        Hailey Tiarks, Advisor Suzanne M Gray
2nd       Ashlee Balcerzak, Advisor Steven Lower
3rd        Andrew Wilk, Advisor Bill Peterman
Food Science
1st        Megan Hoehn, Advisor Monica Giusti
2nd       Anna Schmenk, Advisor Luis Rodriguez-Saona

Social Sciences
1st        Craig Berning, Advisor Brian Roe
2nd       Donald Gase, Jr., Advisor M. Susie Whittington
3rd        Frances Nicol, Advisor M. Susie Whittington

New this year for those who attended the forum was a digital display of those who shared their work prior to the forum.  If you would like to see these submitted ePoster’s, visit http://go.osu.edu/cfaesposters.