2015 Oral and poster presentation award winners

Below is a list of students who were recognized for exceptional oral or poster presentations. Students were evaluated on hypothesis, research approach, impact, layout/use of media, and presentation skills. The top 15 percent of presenters were selected for an award. Oral presentation winners receive a $150 cash prize and poster presentation winners receive a $75 cash prize.

Special thanks to all of our volunteer judges who evaluated over 100 student posters and presentations throughout the week.


Student oral presentation winners

Katherine M. Lebold

Erica Goddard

Gabriela Alarcon

Madeline Midgett

Johanna Petersen

Krystal A. Klein

Connor W. Barth

Daicia C. Allen

Marilynn Chow

Amy Marie Bittel


Student poster presentation winners

Ryan Lane

Arthur Scott Gutnik

Daniel Sundfeld Neto

Sarah Anne Wicher

Erin W. Meermeier

Elizabeth Sunderhaus

Christopher D. Fanger

Heather McConnell

Jaime Eduardo Zelaya

Spencer Watson


Three Minute Thesis winners

1st place:  Katie Lebold, “Imaging dysfunctional nerves in asthma”

2nd place: QiLiang Chen, “Shedding light on the pain in your brain”

People’s Choice: Josh Kaplan, “A cerebellar contribution to alcohol intake”


Ugly Data Contest winners

Christie PizzimentiBene Ramirez

Paul Kramer

Maria Purice

Pretty Data Winners

Kayly Lembke

Jolanda Muenzel


2014 Award Winners

2013 Award Winners