Northern Michigan University has announced the poster presentation winners from its Celebration of Student Scholarship held April 20. Categories included undergraduate lower division, undergraduate upper division, graduate projects, group projects and the people's choice award.
Undergraduate Lower Division:
● 1st Place: Jason Andary, Freshman, Clinical Laboratory Science, “Comparative analysis between colorimetric LAMP and RPA diagnostic methods to detect IDH1 R132H mutation in GBM.”
● 2nd Place: Skylar Grubb, Sophomore, Biology (concentration in Zoology), “Relative Abundance of Black Bears, Bobcats, and Coyotes in Relation to Human Modification.”
● 3rd Place: Gabriela Moreno, Freshman, Biology, “Urbanization in the Southwest and Its Effects on the Relative Abundance of Competing Species and Their Prey.”
Undergraduate Upper Division:
● 1st Place: Leah Gibbons, Senior, Biology, “The Relative Abundance of Gray Wolves, Coyotes, and Red Foxes in Urbanized Areas of the Great Lakes.”
● 2nd Place: Calandra Bungart, Junior, Biology, “The Impact of Urban Landcover on Coyotes (Canis latrans), Red Foxes (Vulpes Vulpes), and Eastern Cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) Within the Northeast Region of the U.S.”
● 3rd Place: Mary Kelly, Junior, Environmental Science, “Assessing the effects of forest land cover change on nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), bobcat (Lynx rufus), and coyote (Canis latrans) populations in the southeastern United States.”
● 1st Place: Garrett Lundteigen, Graduate, Psychology, “Effect of Positive Imagery on Self Efficacy.”
● 2nd Place: Kristian Choate, Graduate, Biology, “Optimization of Lysis for Detection of Staphylococcus aureus via Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification.”
● 3rd Place: Mandy Joslyn, Graduate, Biology, “How Does Human Decomposition Affect the Soil Microbiome?”
● 1st Place: Nicole C. Thomas, Graduate, Psychology, Bella Enger, Sophomore , Neuroscience, Peyton Osborn, Sophomore, Biology, Rebecca Balinski, Senior, Psychology, “Genetic Alterations Associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”
● 2nd Place: J.D. D. Payne, Senior, Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience, Ender Harris, Junior, Cognitive Neuroscience, Lily Briggs, Junior, Interdisciplinary Psychology, Brandon Godin, Graduate, non-degree seeking, “Discrimination Reversal Task Training in C57 and CD1 mice strains.”
● 3rd Place: Christina Ferrera, Senior, Biology (concentration in Physiology) and Anne Carrier, Freshman, Biology (concentration in Microbiology), “Utilizing Digital Droplet PCR to Detect Mpox Virus in Wastewater.”
● 1st Place: Teni Ajayi, Sophomore, Biology (concentration in Physiology), “Human-Wildlife Interactions in the context of Population Density: A Study of Three Species.”
● 2nd Place: Grace Robinson, Freshman, Biology, “A New Collection of Freshwater Crabs from Northern Madagascar that Includes a Possible New Species (Brachyura: Potamoidea: Deckeniidae).”
● 3rd Place: Brady Rudh, Senior, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, “Waterbody Type as a Determinant of Contiguous Balsam Fir Growth Rate.”
This was the 27th annual iteration of the Celebration of Student Scholarship, which returned to an in-person format. Nearly every academic department on campus submitted a presentation.
For more information on the event, click here.