2015 Awards

2015 Student Research Symposium
April 20 & 21, 2015

The 2015 Student Research Symposium highlighted student research taking place across campus in which 61 graduate and undergraduate posters were presented.  Judges determined Best in Category and Overall winners, and the general public determined the People's Choice awards for graduate and undergraduate student posters. 

Overall Winners

Graduate Undergraduate
First Place Maria Cañedo - Oceanography Tyler Winkler - Marine Sciences
Second Place Rachel Windham - Marine Sciences Jeffrey Plumlee - Marine Biology
Third Place Erin Mattson - Marine Biology Brad Burrows, Dustin Andrews & Christ Micklitz - Maritime Systems Engineering

People's Choice Awards

Graduate Tariq Alrushaid
Undergraduate Kai Urushihara, Colin Carter, Thomas Iven & Matthew Stall

Best in Category - Graduate

Category First Place Second Place Third Place
Marine Biology Erin Mattson David Moulton & Michael Dance Paul Olivier & Russell Andrews
Marine Sciences Rachel Windham Brandon Hill Kirsten Stokes
Maritime Systems Engineering Shu Dai
Oceanography Maria Cañedo Tie: Tariq Alrushaid & Fahad Al Senafi Mohammad Almukaimi

Best in Category - Undergraduate

Category First Place Second Place Third Place
Marine Biology Jeffrey Plumlee Morgan Beaver & Russel Grandbois Iris Cato & Katie Gillis
Marine Sciences Tyler Winkler Lindsay Breedlove Amanda Sterne
Marine Engineering Technology Tim Axelsson, Brannon Niblock, Peter Rose & Eric Blanchard Matthew Stall Alan Sinclair, Megan Ekstom, Mark Kachelmyer & John Warren III
Maritime Studies Mary-Anne Churu Melissa Munguia & Amber Beasley
Maritime Systems Engineering Brad Burrows, Dustin Andrews & Chris Micklitz Shelby Hardy & Roy Buxton Ryan Pedersen, Carlos Egacila, Tim Joiner & Ryan Petry
Ocean & Coastal Resources Management Lisa Hill