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UT Tyler 2010 Student Research Poster Competition Winners Announced
Six student-researchers at The University of Texas at Tyler earned awards during the 2010 Student Research Poster Competition held this spring, Dr. Arlene Horne, vice president for research and federal relations, announced.
In this second year, awards were presented in two categories. First place won $200 and an all-expense paid trip to any domestic research conference to present their research. Second and third place received $100 and $50, respectively.
Graduate-level winners with their field of study and research title were:
- First place – Henry Schreiber of Tyler, biology, “Rates of Zot1 Gene Expression in the Phytopathogen Xylella fastidiosa.”
- Second place – Julia Sonn of Prairie Grove, biology, “Managing Host-Pathogen Interactions of Mosquitoes and Amphibians.”
- Third place – Sri Jyothsna Vundavalli of Tyler, electrical engineering, “Fault Tolerant Arithmetic Logic Circuits for Nanoscale Technologies.”
Undergraduate-level winners with their field of study and research title were:
- First place – Chris Powell of Fort Worth, biology, “Identification of Nutrient Cues that Mediate Oviposition Site Preferences by the Asian Tiger Mosquito.”
- Second place – Jonathan Comer of Lindale, chemistry, “Simulations of Protein Diffusion.”
- Third place – Joshua Yoerger of Tyler, mathematics, “Spectral Properties of Directed Graphs.”
They competed with 14 other students who all previously won internal research support and presented their findings in the poster competition.
Students were awarded up to $500 to cover project-related expenses, such as wages, supplies, equipment and travel. Each student had a faculty sponsor, who was awarded $300 for support of the student project and certified each project’s completion.
Out of 43 applications submitted, 21 were graduate-level and 22 were undergraduate. The UT Tyler Research Council reviewed all proposals.
For more information about the UT Tyler Student Research Program, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/research/index.htm.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.