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    06/07/17

    Four students receive Beaker and Bunsen symposium honors

Winners and honorable mention honorees at the 16th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium include James Brooks, Christian Graefe, Shuangning Xu, Guilhem De Hoe, Subhasree Kal, and Xin Chen. Not pictured are honorable mention recipients Sean Dembowski
Winners and honorable mention honorees at the 16th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium include James Brooks, Christian Graefe, Shuangning Xu, Guilhem De Hoe, Subhasree Kal, and Xin Chen. Not pictured are honorable mention recipients Sean Dembowski and Jeanette Voelz.

Four graduate students—James Brooks, Xin Chen, Guilhem De Hoe, and Shuangning Xu—received the Beaker and Bunsen awards for their research presentations at the 16th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Honorable mentions were awarded to Sean Dembowski, Christian Graefe, Subhasree Kal, and Jeanette Voelz.

Thirty-six graduate students participated in this year's symposium, and also included Evan Anderson, Saikat Banerjee, Matthew Eastwood, Courtney Elwell, Grant Fahnhorst, Harrison Frisk, Robin Harkins, Hyunho Kang, Aakriti Kharel, Courtney Olson, Kelsey Parker, Curtis Payne, Adam Pearce, Anatolii Purchel, Bianca Ramirez, Xin Yi See, Shabnam Sharifzadeh, Christopher Smith, Samuel Stoneburner, Kiall Francis Suazo, Zhe Tan, Matthew Vollmer, Shengyang Wang, Yan Wang, Shu Xu, Peter Ycas, and Bo Zhi. 

Alumni distinguished judges were Barbara Edgar, Ph.D., Paul J. Fischer, Ph.D., Ken Hafften, and Joseph Porwoll, Ph.D. Faculty judges were Edgar Arriaga, David Blank, Michael Bowser, Erin Carlson, Christopher Cramer, Michelle Driessen, Andreas Stein, and Jane Wissinger. Session moderators were Junwei Lucas Bao, Zachary Gilbert, Cecilia Hall, and Steven Kirberger.

The symposium was organized by Professor Jason Goodpaster, chair, Professor James Johns, Assistant to the Chair Mollie Dunlap, Communications Coordinator Eileen Harvala, and Webmaster Eric Schulz. Special technical support was provided by David Gerry.

Judges and honorees from the 16th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium are, front row, from left, Professor Andreas Stein, James Brooks, Professor Jane Wissinger, Professor Michelle Driessen, Subhasree Kal, Ken Hafften, Professor Edgar Arriaga, and
Judges and honorees from the 16th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium are, front row, from left, Professor Andreas Stein, James Brooks, Professor Jane Wissinger, Professor Michelle Driessen, Subhasree Kal, Ken Hafften, Professor Edgar Arriaga, and Professor Erin Carlson. Second row, from left are Christian Graefe, Shuangning Xu, and Paul J. Fischer, Ph.D. Third row, from left, Professor David Blank, Guilhem De Hoe, Joseph Porwoll, Ph.D., Xin Chen, Barbara Edgar, Ph.D., and Professor Christopher Cramer.