2015 Sustainability Forum: Best Posters

The 2015 Sustainability Forum was held in conjunction with the Appalachian Center on December 1st at the Hilary J. Boone Center. Student posters were scored by judges based on clarity, content and presentation. In addition to the graduate and undergraduate level awards, an award was presented to an Appalachian focused project.   (Link to Abstracts and View the Photo Gallery)

Graduate Category:

Alexis Eugene, UK Department of Chemistry
Photochemistry of α-keto acids in model atmospheric waters
Advisor: Marcelo Guzman (Chemistry)

Brittany Slabach, UK Department of Biology
A Matter of Taste? Geophagic Behavior of free-ranging ungulates on a human altered landscapes
Advisors:Chris Barton and John Cox (Forestry)

Undergraduate Category:

Courtney McKelphin, UK Department of Chemical Engineering
Improving the Economics of Algae Biofuels through Optimized Extractions of Wet Algae
Advisor: Eduardo Santillan-Jimenez and Mark Crocker (CAER)

Alexis Neukirch, UK Natural Resource and Environmental Science
Wind Energy System Installation in Isolated Icelandic Communities
Advisors: Chris Matocha (PSS) and Geri Philpot (NRES)

Appalachian Center Award:

Kathryn Engle, UK Department of Sociology
Growing Appalachia: Local Foods & Community Development in Knox County, Kentucky



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