The winners of the poster awards have been announced from the fifth annual Research and Creative Activities Week at Fort Hays State University.
The posters, submitted by graduate and undergraduate students, were judged by Research Environment Committee members.
First place in the graduate student category went to Julie Wiens, Hutchinson, for "Targeting Zero."
Second place went to Mary Jane Bailey, Hutchinson, for "Satisfaction Guaranteed."
"Modeling Distributions of Montane Vegetation Under Climate Change," by Georgina Jacquez, Mesquite, N.M., graduate student, and "Effects of Flooding on Light Harvesting and Carbon Fixation in Native and Non-native Wetland Grasses of Central Kansas," by Elizabeth Waring, Hays graduate student, tied for third place.
Tied for first place in the undergraduate category were Barnabas Sprague, Great Bend senior, for "Quantifying the Effectiveness of the Marquette Kansas Free Land Program," and Benjamin Grover, Great Bend senior, for "Hail Frequencies and Patterns in Kansas and Oklahoma."
Second place went to Megan Hughes, Beloit senior, for "Effects of Primary Productivity."
Tied for third place were Zachary Roth, Garden City senior, "Orchidaceae in the Elam Bartholomew Herbarium" and Carie Perez, Larned junior, whose poster was untitled.