2016 Winners — 13th Annual CGRS

Kansas State University

Winners Abtract Title
Matthew Galliart Adaptive Ecotype Variation and Genetic Divergence of a Widespread Grass, Big Bluestem, Across a Great Plains’ Climate Gradient
Caroline Ylioja Spinning Straw Into Milk: Can An All By-Product Diet Support Milk Production?
Olarlere Olatoye Genomic Dissection of Leaf and Panicle Architecture Traits in Sorghum Using Nested Association Mapping (BioKansas Award)

University of Kansas

Winners Abstract Title
Rouzbeh Khajehdehi Construction of Crack-Free Bridge Decks (BioKansas Award)
Venkat Motupalli Predicting Risk for Incidences of Homelessness Among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Brock Ternes Well Ownership and Sustainable Practices: An Examination of Groundwater Policies, Water Conservation Routines, and Groundwater Reliance in Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center

Winners Abstract Title
Naomi A. Butler-Tjaden Vitamin A Metabolism Is Required For Vagal Neural Crest Cell Colonization of the Gastrointestinal Tract in the Pathogenesis of Hirschsprung Disease
Aryn M. Kamerer Beyond the Audiogram: Locating Regions of Outer Hair Cell Loss in the Inner Ear (BioKansas Award)
Michelle M. McWilliams A Novel Cellular Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Uterine Fibroids

Wichita State University

Winners Abstract Title
Morgan Colling Mobile Text Input on a Smartwatch Qwerty Keyboard (BioKansas Award)
Sean Hess Autism Speaks: Giving a Voice to the Social Constructs of Adolescents with ASD
Eyyub Y. Kibis Cost-Effective Surveillance and Control Strategies Against the Emerald Ash Borer Threat in North America

Fort Hays State University

(Winners list to be submitted)

Pittsburg State University

Winners Abstract Title
Shoukath Sulthana New Multi-Functional Nanoceria for the Treatment of Lung Cancer (BioKansas Award)