2023 Graduate Research Conference award winners for LSU College of Agriculture

May 02, 2023

Thirty LSU College of Agriculture graduate students participated in LSU Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School’s inaugural Graduate Research Conference (GRC). The event showcased the research and creativity of 240 graduate students from across the university.

In addition to showcasing their research and exchanging research ideas across disciplines, students competed in two presentation categories: poster, visual display and art exhibit presentation and oral presentation, performance and reading.

Congratulations to the winners of each category.

Poster Presentation / Visual Display / Art Exhibit

1st place - Fatimah Hakeem, Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising
Beyond Abaya

Hakeem won twice for distinct submissions in the visual display and poster presentation formats.

2nd place - Mariel Benigno, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Thermal Stability and Flow Properties of Oil Extracted from Undersized Crawfish (Procambarus clarkii)

3rd place - Morgan Strzynski, Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising
Irish Crochet Lace: A History of a Handmade Commodity

Oral Presentation / Performance / Reading

1st place - Tyler Musgrove, Department of Entomology
Effects of planting date and rice cultivar on rice water weevil density and stem borer injury

2nd place - Schyler Lee, Department of Entomology
Field Testing Commercial Entomopathogens for Control of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Summers)

3rd place - Sujun Liu, Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising
Presentation title: Fashion Resale in China: an Overview