2013 Technical Posters and Papers Winners

Graduate – STEM

Place Award Recipient
1st $800

Using Concepts of Salt Briding to Rapidly Synthesize Hollow Silica Microspheres in a Surfactant-Aided Aerosol Process

Olasehine Owoseni

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Doctoral Student
Tulane University

2nd $700

[3,3] Sigmatropic Rearrangement for the Formation of Protected Catechols

Stephanie Aguilar
Organic Chemistry Doctoral Student
University of Illinois at Chicago

3rd $600 Evaluate the Chitosan Nanoparticles as Glazing Material for Cryogenically Frozen Shrimp

Kevin E. Mis Solval
Biological and Agricultural
Engineering Doctoral Student

Louisiana State University


Place Award Recipient
1st $600

The Exploration of Scandium in Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys

Simon Pun
Aerospace Engineering, Materials
Science and Engineering
University of California, Irvine

2nd $400
Synaptic Vesicle Protein Expression in Sprague-Dawley Rats Treated with the Pilocarpine Model for Mesial Temporal Lope Epilepsy

Mayra Velazquez

Biomedical Engineering

Columbia University in the City of New York


3rd $200 Effects of Increasing AlB2 Particles and Zinc on Mechanical Properties of Gravity Casted

Marcos Corchado

Mechanical Engineering

Louisiana State University

Undergraduate – MATH/SCIENCE

Place Award Recipient
1st $600

Tumor Suppression in Leukemia - Identifying Target Genes of Tumor Suppressor Ikaros in Leukimia Cells

Nathalie Fuentes

Iowa State University
2nd $400

Assessment of Potential Virulence of Avian Pathogenic E.coli (APEC) Strains in Humans

Jacqueline Hernandez

Johns Hopkins University


3rd $200

Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Fluorescent Activity Sensors for the CHK-Point Kinases

Jesus Contreras Rodriguez
Biochemistry/Applied Mathematics

Arizona State University