Research Presentation Awards

SACNAS undergraduate student poster presenters and graduate student oral presenters are recognized for their outstanding research presentations. Recognitions are determined based on scores provided by mentor-judges and the collective recommendations of all judges within each subdiscipline. SACNAS Student Research Presentation Awards are presented annually during the SACNAS National Conference.


2012 Student Presentation Award Sponsors

American Chemical Society Maryland Sea Grant College Program
American Society for Plant Biologists NOAA
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Santa Clara University
Biophysical Society of America Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences
Botanical Society of America Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics
Genetics Society of America St. Jude Children's Hospital
MMS Misson, Rice Space Institute SACNAS


2012 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Awardees

 

Biological, Agricultural & Environmental Life Sciences

Ryan Delgado Biochemistry/Biophysics University of California, San Francisco
Enrique Sosa Cell/Molecular Biology University of Texas, San Antonio
Vanessa Enriquez Cell/Molecular Biology Colorado State University
Mario E. Gomez Hernandez Earth Science/Geological Science
Texas A&M University
Christopher Martinez Ecology
Stony Brook University
Katrina Claw Genetics University of Washington
Keolu Fox
Genetics University of Washington
Julia Martin Microbiology
University of Illnois Urbana-Champagne
Dom Gonzalez-Jurado Physiology/Pathology University of California, Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Computer/Information Sciences

Jose Lugo Martinez Computer/Information Science Indiana University-Bloomington

 

Education

Jenny de la Hoz Education Oregon State University

 

 

Engineering

Heather Anderson Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Francisco Barajas Environmental Engineering
Clemson University

 

 

 

 

Mathematics & Statistics

Claus Kadelka
Applied Mathematics Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Gina-Maria Pomann
Mathematics & Statistics North Carolina State University
Matthew Oremland
Mathematics & Statistics Virginia Tech

 

Physical Sciences

Felipe Polo-Garzon Chemistry Clemson University
Brian Leon Chemistry University of California, Santa Cruz

 

 

 

 

Psychology & Social Sciences

Martin Gallegos Psychology & Social Sciences
Illnois State University

 

 

 

2012 SACNAS Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Awardees

 

Biological, Agricultural & Environmental Life Sciences

Sarah Baca Animal Science
University of Texas, El Paso
Jessica Morgan
Biochemistry/Biophysics California State University, Fullerton
Rachel Gomez Biochemistry/Biophysics University of New Mexico
Guillermo Romano Biochemistry/Biophysics University of Washington
Marienid Flores-Colon Biochemistry/Biophysics Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey
Maia Kinnebrew Biochemistry/Biophysics University of California, Santa Barbara
Garrett Chavez Biochemistry/Biophysics San Jose State University
Emily Sales Biological Sciences University of California, Santa Cruz
Christina Adams
Biology (General) California State University, Fullerton
Daniel Lujan
Biology (General) University of New Mexico
Alicia Zamudio
Biology (General) San Diego State University
Micon Garvilles
Biology (General) Kapi'olani Community College
Daniel Moezzi Biology (General) University of New Mexico
Dayvis Blasini Botany/Plant Sciences
Northeastern Illnois University
Cori Speights Botany/Plant Sciences Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Brittany Pena Botany/Plant Sciences University of Texas Pan-American
Elena Cravens Botany/Plant Sciences Boyce Thompson Institute
William Freyman Botany/Plant Sciences Northeastern Illnois University
Leslie Holland Botany/Plant Sciences New Mexico State University
Brigette Jong Cell/Molecular Biology San Francisco State University
Sydney Lopez Cell/Molecular Biology University of California, Davis
Kevin D. Gallagher
Cell/Molecular Biology Northeastern Illnois University
Alice Martinic Cell/Molecular Biology University of New Mexico
Amanda Collar Cell/Molecular Biology New Mexico State University
Joshua Onyango Cell/Molecular Biology Oakwood University
Jose Andrade Lopez Cell/Molecular Biology University of California, Berkeley
Adrian Hernandez Cell/Molecular Biology University of California, Los Angeles
Anna Nkrumah Cell/Molecular Biology Ohio University
Lila Peltekian Cell/Molecular Biology California State University, Los Angeles
Lucas Manica Cell/Molecular Biology Kapi'olani Community College
Emanuel Cordero Cell/Molecular Biology University of Texas, El Paso
Kyla Winthers-Barcelona Ecology/Oceanography/Forestry Science
Humboldt State University
Eric Curiel-Lares Ecology/Oceanography/Forestry Science University of California, Santa Cruz
Lauren Dorough Ecology/Oceanography/Forestry Science California State University, Fullerton
Julia Alva Ecology/Oceanography/Forestry Science University of Texas, El Paso
Yvan Delgado de la Flor Ecology/Oceanography/Forestry Science Humboldt State University
Elizabeth Travis Ecology/Oceanography/Forestry Science San Diego State University
Robert Hall Ecology/Oceanography/Forestry Science University of Washington
Morvarid Tavassoli Environmental Science Stanford University
Guadalupe Hernandez Environmental Science Cabrillo College
Giselle Varrientos Environmental Science University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Kayarsh Karimian Genetics Transylvania University
Brian Leon Genetics Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Wiley Barton Genetics University of New Mexico
Kristine Andersen Genetics San Jose State University
Ugochi Mba Genetics Baylor College of Medicine
Ana Ordonez Marine & Ocean Science Arizona State University
Yasiel Figueroa Marine & Ocean Science Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Rio Piedras
Andrea Moreno Marine & Ocean Science California State University, Fullerton
Gail Schwieterman Marine & Ocean Science Oberlin College
Nicole Tronske Marine & Ocean Science California State University, Fullerton
Raquel Rodriguez Microbiology California State University, Los Angeles
Alexandra P. Navarro Microbiology University of Virginia School of Medicine
Carlos Santos Microbiology Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey
Wilmer Rodriguez-Polanco Microbiology Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Matthew Medina Microbiology University of New Mexico
Alexzander Sharp Microbiology University of California, Davis
Lynn Huynh Nutritional Science/Food Sciences Skyline College
Samantha Mohammad Other Biological Sciences University of California, Los Angeles
Megan A. Hudgell Other Biological Sciences University of New Mexico
Jose Mario Pineda Other Biological Sciences University of Washington
Carlos Aguirre Pharmacology
University of California, Irvine
Jacob Spinelli Pharmacology University of California, Davis
Salvador Lopez Physiology/Pathology Heritage University
Jen Grauer Zoology University of Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer/Information Sciences

Vanessa Hernandez Computer/Information Sciences University of Houston-Downtown
Carolynn Jimenez Computer/Information Sciences University of California, Santa Cruz
Erik Parra Computer/Information Sciences University of Texas, El Paso
Luis Cruz Computer/Information Sciences Universidad de Puerto Rico, Bayamon

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering

Charles Rutkowski Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering University of Portland
Collin Waterton Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering University of Washington
Samir Batarni Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering City College of San Francisco
Lisa Volpatti Chemical Engineering University of Pittsburgh
Claudia Rangel Civil Engineering University of California, Berkeley
Nelson Rivera Computer/Systems Engineering University of Turabo
Javier Pena Electrical Engineering Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Daniel Drew
Electrical Engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State university
Omar Abi-Chahine Environmental Engineering Humboldt State University
Uriel Rosas General Engineering San Jose State University
Eduardo Valdes Materials Engineering Texas A&M University - Corpus Chrisit
Manuel Ahumada Mechanical Engineering San Jose State University
Jenny Lei Mechanical Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara
Stacey Van Mechanical Engineering University of California, Merced
Gladys Cruz Mechanical Engineering University of California, San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health

Amanda Buch
Health Columbia University
Anita Chanana Health
University of California, Berkeley
Taylor Boyd Health
University of Washington

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics & Statistics

Kyle Dahlin Applied Mathematics University of Hawaii, Manoa
William Tressel Applied Mathematics Simpson College
Katherine Todd General Mathematics University of Hawaii, Hilo
Marissa Loving General Mathematics University of Hawaii, Hilo
Samuel Cavazos General Mathematics University of Texas-Pan American
Raghda Abouelnaga General Mathematics University of California, Berkeley
Betty Garcia Other Mathematics
University of Texas-Pan American
Brayan Ortiz Statistics
California State University, Fullerton
Lauren Beesley Statistics University of  Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Sciences

Robert Pirtle Astronomy/Astrophysics Lewis & Clark College
Christian Perez Chemsitry
University of California, San Diego
Mina Park Chemistry Georgia Institute of Technology
Kristen Sessions Chemistry University of Miami
Ace Galermo Chemistry Hartnell College
Jose Moreno Chemistry University of California, Merced
Ji Chun Chemistry Colorado State University
Weyshla Rodriguez Chemistry University of Texas, El Paso
Adriana Lopez Chemistry Universityof California, Merced
Diana Flores Earth Sciences Montclair State University
Leonardo Gamboa Geology University of Texas, El Paso
Cezanne Narcisse Physics University of Texas, Arlington
Leo Osorino Physics Hartnell College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology & Social Sciences

Noel Altaha Psychology & Social Sciences
Fort Lewis College
Kelly Whaling Psychology & Social Sciences California State University, Dominguez Hills
Kristen Frosio Psychology & Social Sciences San Diego State University
Joanna Sarinana Psychology & Social Sciences San Diego State University
Mercedes Martinez-Hannon Psychology & Social Sciences University of California, San Diego
Ariel Roddy Psychology & Social Sciences Scripps College
Doen T. Benton Psychology & Social Sciences University of Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact Jessica Macias, SACNAS Programs Manager, for additional information or questions.