Logan Houston, an undergraduate researchers in the Trigiano lab, was awarded a Gold Medal at last night’s EUReCA awards ceremony. Logan’s award was one of four in the STEM section of the competition. Logan’s research, “Geographical location drives the population structure of native Asian Cornus florida” was supported by the Trigiano lab and guided primarily by Dr. Marcin Nowicki.
Angel Chaffin, one of our EPP minors, was awarded an Honorable Mention for her work on, “Potential pathogens of industrial hemp (Cannibas sativa)”. Although her research was sponsored by Dr. Kimberly Gwinn, she was also assisted by Cody Seals, Mary Dee, Dr. Ernest Bernard, and Dr. Jerome Grant.
Geordan Hall, who worked with Drs. Karen Vail and Becky Trout Fryxell, also participated in the showcase of undergraduate research. His project, “Confirmation of odorous house ant clades in Knoxville, Tennessee using a novel and cost-efficient assay”. Jennifer Chandler assisted in this project.
Special thanks to Rahul Banerjee for serving as a judge for the event.
1794 Research Scholars
Brandon Kristy, a freshman in 1794 Scholars – the newest Honors program, won Intern of the Year for his research on Botrytis and tomatoes sponsored by Dr. Kimberly Gwinn.