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18th Annual Soil and Water Sciences Research Forum

November 13, 2017

‌J. Wayne Reitz Union - Rion Ballroom

Student Competition Winners

Best Oral Presentation (1 award):

  • Carla Gavilan (advisor Sabine Grunwald)

Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation (4 awards, alphabetical):

  • Yanyan Lu (advisor Maria Silveira)
  • Sara Miller (advisor Todd Osborne)
  • Julio Pachon (advisor Allan Bacon)
  • Saroop Sandhu (advisors Stefan Gerber and Kanika Inglett)

Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation (1 award):

  • Rebecca O’Connell (advisor Ann Wilkie)

Help Minimize Waste at This Event!

Student Compost Cooperative logoThe 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


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