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2015 Technical Posters and Papers Winners

Graduate – STEM

Place Recipient

Catalytic Activity of Metal Oxide Nanoclusters Grown in Nanoporous Materials for Natural Gas Conversion


Melissa Barona

Doctoral, Chemical Engineering

Northwestern University


Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 and H2O to Higher Value Products

Selisa Rollins    

Doctoral Candidate, Chemical Engineering
Arizona State University


Developing Co-Current and Counter-Current Spray Drying Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation Studies to Predict the Quality of Microencapsulated Fish Oil with Egg White Hydrolysates Powders


Kevin Mis Solval

Doctoral Candidate, Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Louisiana State University


Place Recipient

Sustainable Power Generation Using Integrated "Wetland Sediment" and "Microbial Fuel Bioreactor" Technology

Howard Gil

Junior, Environmental Science
University of Southern California


Electrooxidatively Polymerized Hole-Transporting Layers in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells

Paulina Quinonez

Senior, Chemistry
University of Texas at El Paso


Robotic Arm Manipulation Using Motion Capture and Open Source Software

Shadeh Ferris-Francis

Senior, Computer Science
Florida International University

Undergraduate – MATH/SCIENCE

Place Recipient

Effects of Alanine Substitutions on the Maize Plant Elicitor Peptide Receptor, ZmPEPR1

Brenda Cisneros

Senior, Biochemistry
California State University, San Marcos


Characterizing the Immune Response to UV-induced Early Melanocytic Lesions in a Mouse Model of Human Melanoma

Patricia Bunda  

Sophomore, Biology
Palomar College



Do Tolemerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) Gene Promoter Mutations Found in Cancer Contribute to Longevity?

Cindy Barba

Junior, Biology
California State University, San Marcos