Hard work pays off

Wright State University students win cash for research contest

The Festival of Research, hosted by Wright State University’s College of Science and Mathematics, provided dozens of students a chance to compete for prizes and showcase their research on March 22 in the Student Union.

Almost 80 undergraduate and graduate students presented their research to faculty, staff and classmates during a series of podium presentations and two poster sessions. In addition, dozens of students and faculty attended to view the work and ask questions about the research.

“I’ve been doing all of this work and now I get to tell people about it,” said Brooklyn Morris, a graduate biochemistry and molecular biology student who presented her research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. “It’s also rewarding because they ask you questions that maybe I haven’t ever really thought about before.”

The winning presenters received $200 for first place, $150 for second and $100 for third. Below are the winners from the undergraduate and graduate poster presentation and undergraduate and graduate podium talks categories:

Posters Undergraduate:
1st: Kelia McMichael
2nd: Hannah Barrett
3rd: Brooklyn Worthen

Posters Graduate:
1st: Ibrahim Abdul Halim
2nd: Sankhadip Bhadra
3rd: Sri Meghana Yerrapragada

Podium Talks Undergraduate:
1st: Keisha Barnes
2nd: Dakota McMeans
3rd: Olivia Johnson

Podium Talks Graduate:
1st: Daniel Cline
2nd: Morgan Highlander
3rd: Cassandra Poeppelman

The 2024 Festival of Research was sponsored by Leidos, Inc., a global leader in the integration and application of information technology, engineering and science.

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