Winners of the RSC 13th Annual Symposium
Congratulations to the following award recipients for their research presentations at the 13th Annual Regional Science Consortium Symposium! Presenters are bold and italicized.
1st Place Award in Graduate Oral Presentations:
Avifaunal biodiversity and land use on Nusa Penida, Indonesia
- Ashlee A. Abrantes, SUNY at Fredonia. Under advisement of John Titus, Ph.D.
2nd Place Award in Graduate Oral Presentations (tie):
Repeated prenatal VPA exposure results in marked deficits in development of sensory systems and the Superior Olivary Complex
- Ryan S. Zimmerman, M.Sc., under advisement of Dr. Randy Kulesza Ph.D., Auditory Research Center, The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Remains of Perry’s Victory: A Geophysical Survey of Misery Bay, Presque Isle, PA
- Zaakiyah Cua, Student Researcher, Anthropology Department, Indiana University of PA; under advisement of Dr. Ben Ford, Faculty Researcher, Anthropology Department, Indiana University of PA; Dr. William Chadwick, Faculty Researcher, Anthropology Department, Indiana University of PA
Graduate Poster Presentation Award:
Surveillance of Actively Questing Ticks throughout Erie County
- Adriani Cherico, Michael Khoury, Robert Waters, MS, under advisement of Nancy Carty, PhD. and Christopher C. Keller, PhD., FNAOME, Laboratory of Human Pathogens, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
1st Place Award in Undergraduate Oral Presentations:
The balance of fluid forces in fish-like propulsion during deceleration, acceleration and constant speed swimming
- Abigail Noll, Garborg1, C. S., Lauder2, G. V., and Anderson1, E. J.; 1Grove City College, Grove City, PA; 2Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Under advisement of Erik Anderson, Ph.D.
2nd Place Award in Undergraduate Oral Presentations:
A Census of the Bat Population of Gannon University, Erie, PA
- Maria Colt, Akmed Kuliyev; under advisement of Dr. Steve Ropski, Biology Department, Gannon University
Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award:
The Benefit of Trees: An Environmental and Economic Study of Connellsville City Trees
- Kristin Bomboy and Laken Ganoe; under advisement of Robert Whyte, Ph.D., California University of Pennsylvania