Students And Scientists Represent KSU At Research Symposium
Jun 13th, 11
MES student Jacob Botkins wins presentation award
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Ten students and 26 scientists represented Kentucky State University last month at the 16th Biennial Research Symposium of the Association of 1890 Research Directors Inc.
Dr. Kimberly Holmes, associate director for administration and acting research director for Land Grant Programs, led the group at the symposium, which was held April 9-13 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.
The goal of the symposium was “to provide a forum for interactions, knowledge sharing, building networks for expanding partnerships and to showcase the talents and achievements of the 1890 community,” according to the symposium’s Web site.
There were two winners among the KSU students who attended the symposium. Masters in Environmental Studies student Jacob Botkins received a third-place award in the Sustainable Plant and Animal Production Systems category. Masters in Aquaculture student Fred Turner also received a third-place award in the Renewable Resources, Bio-energy and Environmental Stewardship category.
Graduate student Timothy Brown, Jr. served as manager of the KSU booth in the Symposium Exhibit Hall. He provided visitors with an overview of KSU’s Land Grant Program and recruited for graduate programs.
The students below, who are listed with their research topics, participated in oral or poster competitions. Professional research staff and principal investigators also delivered non-competitive oral presentations to symposium participants and are listed below.
Kyla Ross - Residues of Endosulfan Isomers and Endosulfan Sulfate on Field-Grown Pepper and Melon
Rachel Hayden – Lady Beetle Composition and Abundance in Sweet Corn Bordered by Pasture, Buckwheat or Sunflower Plantings
Marquita Grayson-Holt – Stink Bug Species Associated with Organic Blackberry Production in Central Kentucky
Luciane Pires - Evaluation of New High Protein Distillers Grains with Solubles for Inclusion in Diets for Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus
McKenzie Johnson - Antioxidants Content of Hot Pepper from the USDA National Collection.
Fred Turner - Soil Amendments Modified Capsaicin Content of Hot Pepper Fruits
Yankuba Banda - Genetic Diversity in Kentucky Pawpaw Populations Using DNA Markers
Jacob Botkins -
Genetic Diversity and Geographic Differentiation in Pawpaw Populations from Six States as
Revealed by DNA Markers
Michael Ward - Effect of Row Covers on High Tunnel Soil Temperature.
Professional/Scientist Oral Presentations
Dr. George Antonious - Bioaccumulation of Seven Heavy Metals in Sweet Potato Grown in Sewage Sludge Amended Soil.
Dr. Michael Bomford - Potential of Kentucky Freeway Rights of Way to Displace Fossil Fuel Consumption through Production of Prairie Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum.
Regina Hill - Dissipation of Clomazone Residues in Soil and Runoff Water.
Eric Turley - Yield of Vegetables Grown in Sewage Sludge Amended Soil.
Karen Friley - Timing of Primocane Mowing Influences Flowering and Ripening Time in Primocane Fruiting Blackberry Selections in Kentucky.
Dr. Kirk Pomper - The Kentucky State University Pawpaw Program: Finding the Next Great Pawpaw Cultivar.
Dr. John Sedlacek - Beneficial Insects in Sweet Corn Baited with Methyl Salicylate Based Lures.
Dr. James Tidwell - Production Comparsion of Intraspecific Hybrids of the Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii).
Dr. Lingyu Huang - Influence of Tomato and Broccoli on the Bone Status of Growing Female Rats with Different Levels of Calcium Intake.
Dr. Hideka Kobayashi - Antioxidant Capacity and Anticancer Property of Pawpaw (Asimina triloba).
Dr. Avinash Tope - Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Young African American Population with Metabolic Syndrome (MetS): A College Study.
Dr. Changzheng Wang - Childhood Experiences with Vegetable Consumption Impacts Current Body Weight Status of Kentucky Adults.