The Graduate Research Forum featured 150 student presenters and 50 alumni judges.
The Graduate Research Forum featured 150 student presenters and 50 alumni judges.

Miami Graduate Research Forum students receive top honors

Students receiving top honors for Miami University’s 2018 Graduate Research Forum learned in early December the results of the judges’ decisions.

A panel of alumni judges selected student awardees based on evaluations and research abstracts.

Top Oral Presenters

Erick Anderson, master of fine arts in art
Subverting Stability: Creating Abstract Paintings through the Collision of Contrasting Pictorial Systems
Adviser: Dana Saulnier, professor of art

Md Rashef Mahbub, master of science in mechanical engineering
Investigating the Biocompatibility of Ti-6Al-4V Machined by Wire Electrical Discharge Machining Process
Adviser: Muhammad Pervej Jahan, assistant professor of mechanical and manufacturing engineering

Brittany Cymes, doctorate in geology
Growth of Novel Rare-earth Manganese Oxide Mineral for Industrial Applications
Adviser: Mark Krekeler, associate professor of geology, mathematical and physical sciences

Top Poster Presenters

Keelin Haynes, master of art in geography
Flood Risks to Agricultural Land and Human Settlements in the Western Mekong Delta of Vietnam
Adviser: Jessica McCarty-Kern, assistant professor of geography

Elizabeth Sneddon, doctorate in psychology
The Effects of Early Life Stress on Fear Learning, Anxiety and Behavioral Flexibility in Mice
Adviser: Anna Radke, assistant professor of psychology

Masoomeh Kousehlar, doctorate in geology
Air Quality Assessment and Toxic Metal Source Apportionment in Middletown, Ohio – Lichen Biomonitoring of Steel Production
Adviser: Elisabeth Widom, chair and Janet and Elliot Banes Professor of Geology and Environmental Earth Science