Entomology, Apparel, Poultry Students Claim Bumpers College Research Poster Contest Honors

Dylan Cleary (left), a master's degree student in entomology, was named winner of the graduate division in the Bumpers College Research Poster Contest. Sam Harris, chair of the Honors Student Board, presents the award.
Abby Ratton

Dylan Cleary (left), a master's degree student in entomology, was named winner of the graduate division in the Bumpers College Research Poster Contest. Sam Harris, chair of the Honors Student Board, presents the award.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Honors Student Board in the U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences presented awards to first-, second- and third-place winners, and acknowledged people's choice winners in the 2017 Bumpers College Research Poster Contest in April.

Winners were chosen from graduate and honors undergraduate divisions, and two crowd favorites were awarded for each category.

"The poster competition provides opportunities for the Honors Student Board to practice their leadership, current Bumpers College students to highlight their research and honors students the opportunity to gain ideas about possible research or creative projects," said Assistant Dean for Student Programs Leslie Edgar, who is also head of the college's honors program.

Twenty-six applicants were selected to display their research in the AFLS Building atrium in April. Students and faculty had the opportunity to review the posters and vote for one in each division, and scores were assigned by members of the Bumpers Honors Student Board.

Prior to the awards ceremony, a social was held where researchers discussed their projects with faculty, peers and student board members.

First-place winners received a $100 Visa gift card, second place a $50 gift card and third place a $25 gift card. Crowd favorites were also presented with $50 gift cards.

2017 Bumpers College Research Poster Contest Winners

Graduate People's Choice:

  • Winner – Bishnu Adhikari, poultry science
  • Runner Up – Tiffany Bounkhong, human environmental sciences

Graduate Results:

  • 1st – Dylan Cleary, entomology
  • 2nd – Mary-Kate Williams, entomology
  • 3rd – Taylor Martinez, human environmental sciences

Undergraduate People's Choice:

  • Winner – Kaitlyn Walker, apparel merchandising and product development, and Laura Corral, apparel merchandising and product development
  • Runner Up – Josh Crystal, agricultural business

Undergraduate Results:

  • 1st – Kaitlyn Walker, apparel merchandising and product development, and Laura Corral, apparel merchandising and product development 
  • 2nd – Claire Strutzenberg, human development and family sciences
  • 3rd – Lesleigh Beer, poultry science

For more information regarding the Bumpers College Honors Program, contact Edgar at ledgar@uark.edu.

 

Contacts

Abby Ratton, Honors Student Board
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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