Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (5 presentations)
Winner: Bennington Opdahl presented: Rare Earth Elements Association in Inorganic
and Organic fractions of Appalachian Coals and Shales. Mentor: Shikha Sharma.
Bennington is a Chemistry major at WVU and is from Erdenheim, PA.
Biological & Health Sciences (7 presentations
Winner: Emily Adis
Tracing Retinal Metabolism Through Intravitreal Injection of Labeled Glucose.
Mentor: Jianhai Du. Emily is a Biochemistry major at University of Tampa
and is from Scotia, NY.
Human Engagement (5 presentations)
Winner: Sarah Francis
Relationship Between Parent-Child Relationships and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms.
Mentor: Amy Gentzler. Sarah is a Psychology major at WVU and is from Frederick,
Physical Sciences & Engineering (6 presentations)
Winner: Sparrow Roch
Gravitational Wave Detection with Pulsars.
Mentor: Maura McLaughlin and Manjari Bagchi. Sparrow is a Physics and Computer
Science double major at University of Wisconsin and is from Milwaukee, WI.
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (14 presentations)
Winner: Lydia Nicolai
presented: Effects of Water Deficit on the Growth of Appalachian Tree Species.
Mentor: Brenden McNeil. Lydia, an Environmental Geoscience major at WVU and
is from Woodbridge, VA.
Runner-Up: Savannah Mead
presented: Horticultural Performance of Ethylene-Insensitive etr1-1 petunias.
Mentor: Nicole Waterland. Savannah is a Horticulture major at WVU and is from
Behavioral & Social Sciences (13 presentations)
Winner: Anna Phillips
Chronic Stress Initiates Superoxide Production in the Liver of C57BL/6J Mice.
Mentor: Paul D Chantler. Anna is a Biomedical Engineering major at WVU
and is from Murrysville, PA
Runner-Up: Rachel Morris
From Here to There: Transporter Expression through Tsetse Fly Development.
Mentor: Rita Rio. Rachel is a Biology major at WVU and is from Charleston,
Engineering (20 presentations)
Winner: Raimah Hossain
Using Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation Coupled to Ferric Reduction (Feammox Bacteria)
to Treat Domestic Wastewater.
Mentor: Lian-Shin Lin. Raimah Biomedical Engineering major at WVU and is
from Morgantown, WV.
Runner-Up: Ashley McCullough
Renewable Energy Data Mapping and Integration for the PJM Region.
Mentor: Fernando Lima. Ashley is Chemical Engineering major at WVU and
is from Lumberport, WV.
Health Sciences Category (20 presentations)
Winner: Riley Kane
Synthesis and Purification of Novel mitoNEET Ligands, Therapeutic Potential for
Mentor: Werner Geldenhuys. Riley is a Biochemistry major at WVU and is
from Morgantown, WV
Runner-Up: Emily Lecea
Transcription signature of CD138low/- Multiple Myeloma Cells.
Mentor: Gangqing Hu. Emily is an Immunology and Medical Microbiology major
at WVU and is from Macomb, MI.
Neuroscience Category (8 presentations)
Winner: Benjamin Menarchek
presented: Characterizing Opioid Receptor Modulation of Monoamine Transporters:
A Potential Avenue for Treating Neuropsychiatric Diseases. Mentor: Vincent
Setola. Benjamin is a Biology major at Saint Vincent College, PA and is from
Physical Sciences & Engineering Category (19 presentations)
Winner: Jordan Stanley
presented: Searching for Fast Radio Bursts in Messier 82. Mentor: Duncan
Lorimer. Jordan is a Physics major at WVU and is from Parkersburg, WV.
Runner-Up: Nathaniel Wesnak
presented: Predicting Low Energy and Stable Spherical Allotropes of Transition
Metals by Metaheuristic Methods. Mentor: Aldo Romero. Nathaniel is a Physics
major at SVU and is from Pittston, PA. Page Break
Social & Behavioral Sciences Category (7 presentations)
Winner: Grant DuVall
Exploration of Cognitive Impairment Variability in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder.
Mentor: Erin Winstanley. Grant is a Biology major at WVU and is from Bridgeport,