Ten Kansas State University graduate students earn honors at Research and the State

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Ten Kansas State University graduate students earn honors at Research and the State
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Winners of the annual Research and the State competition with Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School, center. From left: Niloy Barua, Sylvester Badua, Obdulia Covarrubias Zambrano, Emily Pascoe and Erin Ward. Not pictured are Kent Connell, Rory O’Connor, Balaji Aravindhan Pandian, Chandrima Shyam and Ana Stoian. | Download this photo.

 
MANHATTAN — Research on weed control for food crops, early pancreatic cancer detection, threats to the biodiversity of tallgrass prairie ecosystem, animal feed biosecurity, and the social and economic impact of sustainable textile production are the focus of some of the winning research presentations by Kansas State University graduate students who were selected to represent the university at the 16th Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Feb. 26, 2019, at the State Capitol in Topeka.Ten students were chosen to present their work in Topeka based on their research presentations at Research and the State on Nov. 8. The event involved 43 participants from six academic colleges and 19 graduate programs. It was sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Each winner received a $250 scholarship.”The winners of Research and the State showcase the outstanding and diverse research being conducted at K-State that has direct benefit to the state of Kansas,” said Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School. “The winners will communicate the value of their research to the state legislators, the Kansas Board of Regents and the public when they present at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in February. This event is one of the many opportunities that the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Council collaborate to enhance our graduate students’ ability to communicate their research to the public.”The Capitol Graduate Research Summit is an annual statewide summit that features current research of graduate students at Kansas State …

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