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17th Annual Soil and Water Sciences Research Forum

September 15, 2016

‌J. Wayne Reitz Union - Rion Ballroom

Student Competition Winners

  • Best Oral Presentation (1 award):
    Anne Sexton (advisors Samira Daroub and Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha)
  • Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation (4 awards, alphabetical):
    Evandro B. da Silva (advisors Lena Ma and Ann Wilkie)
    Peng Gao (advisors Lena Ma and Patrick Chris Wilson)
    Katie McCurley (advisor James Jawitz)
    Katsutoshi Mizuta (advisor Sabine Grunwald)
  • Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation (1 award):
    Chelsea Hazlett (advisors Susan Curry, Kimberly La Pierre, Ellen L. Simms)

Help Minimize Waste at This Event!

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is committed to improving the health of our soils by composting all biodegradable materials from this year’s Research Forum, including coffee grounds, food waste, and shredded paper.  All compost-friendly waste will be processed by the Student Compost Cooperative, creating an organic soil amendment to feed the future. Be sure to use the appropriate composting and recycling containers during the event. For more information, visit the Student Compost Cooperative at or on Facebook at


For questions, email Dr. James Jawitz: