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Ten students win awards at the 2012 Graduate Research Retreat

Oct. 19, 2012

Ten HCS graduate students won awards at the Research Retreat on October 12 and 13 in Columbus. Sixteen students made oral presentations and 10 displayed posters describing results of their research on topics ranging from molecular genetics to food safety to medicinal plants.
The Retreat was organized and conducted by graduate students and was funded in part by contributions from industry and other stakeholders.

Awards for oral presentations went to Shaun Broderick, Jose Zambrano Mendoza, Bizhen Hu, and Nicole Edelman. Awards for proposal presentations were given to Caleb Orchard and Lu Zhao. In the poster presentation category, Shan Wu, Brian Iaffaldona, Caitlin Splawski, and Josh Clevenger were award winners.

The Retreat included a presentation by Dr. Thomasz Prezepiorkowski, a graduate of the Horticulture and Crop Science Department, and the ever popular Jim Chatfield, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist. This Retreat is the annual event at which HCS students and faculty from Wooster and Columbus campuses gather to share research findings and plans for future research.

First Row: Caitlin Splawski, Bizhen Hu, Shan Wu
Second Row: Nichole Edelman, Lu Zhao, Shan Broderick, Brian Iaffaldano
Third Row: Josh Clevenger, Caleb Orchard, Jose Zambrano Mendoza