2018 Award Winners

2018 Award Winners!

  • Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Northwest Ohio Chapter: This award honors the top women researchers in the STEM field presenting at the conference. One poster and one seminar presentation will be selected for this award with a monetary prize up to $150 that can be redeemed for professional membership or travel to a professional meeting.
    • Poster Winner: Ethel Tackie-Yarboi
      • University of Toledo, Medicinal Chemistry
      • “Examining the interactions of novel furoxans using techniques in chemical biology”
    • Poster Winner: Angelique Nyinawabera
      • University of Toledo, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • College of Medicine and Life Sciences Award: This award and $500 monetary prize are for the best presentation in the subject of biomedical research.
    • Best Biomedical: Rakshit Shah
      • Cleveland State University, Applied Biomedical Engineering
      • “Robot assisted ultrasonography for 3D reconstruction of carpal tunnel”
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Award: One poster and one seminar presentation will be selected for this award and $100 monetary prizes honoring the best research in math or natural sciences.
    • Poster Winner: Austin Horton
      • University of Toledo, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
      • “Hit-to-lead development of attenuated furoxans for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease”
    • Seminar Winner: Veronica Livingstone
      • University of Toledo, Chemistry
      • “One-pot in situ preparations of polypyrrole composites with metal oxide fillers”
  • The Department of Environmental Sciences Award: Awarded to the student with the best presentation focusing on environmental sciences and includes a $100 monetary prize.
    • Environmental Sciences Winner: Tiffany Gentner
      • University of Toledo, Environmental Sciences
      • “Climate impacts on the nutrient loading in Lake Erie”
  • First Solar Award: This $100 monetary prize will be given to the best presentation in the subject of solar and renewable energy.
    • Solar/Renewable Winner: Geethika Liyanage
      • University of Toledo, Physics and Astronomy
      • “Numerical modeling of front contact alignment for high efficiency Cd1-xZnxTe and Cd1-xMgxTe solar cells for tandem devices”
  • Kappa Delta Pi Education Research Award: Awarded to a student focusing on Educational Issues: (i.e., fundamentals of teaching and learning; quantitative or qualitative studies in the field of education, psychology, or anthropology). One poster and one seminar presentation will be selected for this award and $50 monetary prizes.
    • Poster Winner: Robin Cox and Edith Asah
      • University of Toledo, Nursing
      • “Writing a manuscript about how family caregivers potentially prevent hospital readmissions in stroke survivors”
    • Seminar Winner: Rachel Baker, Alexandra Chatas, and Elizabeth Szalajko
      • University of Toledo, Nursing
      • “Reducing medication errors made by parents: Strategies for parents and healthcare professionals”
  • Lake Erie Center Science Award: This award honors students studying research in aquatic science or a closely related field to aquatic ecology
    • Best Aquatic Science Winner: Mohammed Rumman Hossain
      • Kent State University, Biological Sciences
      • “Roles of physiochemical properties of microplastics in determining plastisphere in freshwater”
  • GSA Sponsored Poster Presentation Award: One 1st place, one 2nd place, and one 3rd place winner each receives a plaque.
    • 1st Place Winner: Angeline Johnson
      • University of Toledo, Geography and Planning
      • “Minority home ownership patterns in the United States… A function of race or a function of household incomes?”
    • 2nd Place Winner: Amanda Paniagua
      • Kent State University, Higher Education Administration
      • “An American woman’s gaze: Mary Cassatt’s Spanish portraits”
    • 3rd Place Winner: Colin Shortridge
      • University of Toledo, Bioengineering
      • “IL-4 loaded hb-PNCOL provides long-term polarization of macrophages”
  • GSA Sponsored Seminar Presentation Award: One 1st place, one 2nd place, and one 3rd place winner each receives a plaque.
    • 1st Place Winner: Emily Krull
      • University of Toledo, Bioengineering
      • “Novel procedure for 3D printing bioactive glass”
    • 2nd Place Winner: Lawrence Sanders
      • University of Toledo, Bioengineering
      • “The antibacterial potential of an Ag-containing bioactive bone void filler”
    • 3rd Place Winner: Prabaha Sikder
      • University of Toledo, Applied Biomedical Engineering
      • “Measurement of TCL thickness by compression ultrasonography”
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