Graduate Student Research Wins Statewide Recognition

Statewide Graduate Research WinnersThis year’s winners from the UCF Graduate Research Forum continued on to compete in the Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium.  The event was held on April 24 and was hosted at UCF by the College of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Florida Council of Deans. The event allowed students a chance to earn top honors in the state for their research and creative works.

Graduate students representing nine universities from across the state of Florida competed in eight categories. UCF had 15 students compete in the symposium and first and second place winners were awarded.  UCF placed in four of the eight categories.

From the College of Sciences, two students placed in the categories of physical sciences and social sciences

Physical Sciences Category: 
Second place was awarded to Ryuichi Tsuchikawa, Physics Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Measurement of Resistance Induced by a Single Atom on Carbon Nanotubes
Mentor: Eduardo Mucciolo, Ph.D., (Department of Physics); Co-Authors: Daniel Heligman, Amin Ahmadi, Eduardo Mucciolo, PhD; Masahiro Ishigami, PhD; Zhengyi Zhang, Columbia University; James Hone, Columbia University

Social Sciences Category: 
Second place was awarded to Zorina Manoni, Anthropology M.A., University of Central Florida, Osteoarthritis in the Andes: Prevalence and Patterning of Disease among Pre-Columbian Agro-Pastoralists from Kuelap
Mentor/Co-Author: Marla Toyne, Ph.D., (Department of Anthropology)

Congratulations to all the students who represented UCF at the Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium and congratulations to all the winners.  For a complete list of the statewide winners click here.

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