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Past winners

Watch Ritu Raman give the winning presentation. See recordings of all the finalists in  MediaSpace!

2016 Winners

  • 1st Place: Ritu Raman, "Bio-Bots: Building Beyond Biology" (Mechanical Engineering)
  • 2nd Place: Janelle Mapes, "What Makes Breast Cancer Cells Grow?" (Molecular & Integrative Physiology)
  • 3rd Place (tie): Christina Bronson-Lowe, "Complexity and oral motor learning: a path to better treatment of swallowing disorders?" (Speech & Hearing Science)
  • 3rd Place (tie): S.K. (Kayleigh) Van Poolen, "Started with a Hurricane Named Katrina" (Library & Information Science)
  • People's Choice: Vaibhav Karve, "Recognizing patterns in New York traffic" (Mathematics)

2016 Finalists

  • Arif Abdullah, "Mimicking Venus Flytrap: Autonomous Structures That Sense and Respond" (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Kamalika Chatterjee, "Studying mechanical deformation of aircraft materials : Have a safe flight!" (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Kyung Yun Choi, "Impact Resistant Prosthetic Hand: The Soft Overcomes The hard" (Aerospace Engineering)
  • William Davies, "Condensation on an Inclination" (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Jessica Hekman, "Domestication comes in on little feet -- like, microscopic ones" (Animal Sciences)
  • Jamie Pearson, "'You Need to Keep Those Kids Quiet': Autism in African American Communities" (Special Education)
  • Widya Aulia Ramadhani, "Please Remove Shoes: The Relation of Shoes Removal Practice, Transitional Space, and Human Health" (Architecture)
  • Jessica Saw, "Urinary Stones: A Product of Dynamic Interactions Between the Microbiome and Mineral Precipitation" (Molecular & Integrative Physiology)
  • Lisa Schlein, "A Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Brain Cancer" (Pathobiology)