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CBAS Day During Scholars Week 2024

CBAS Day During Scholars Week is a day to celebrate all things CBAS!  The day will feature a poster competition with awards, departmental highlights, and a keynote address.

The CBAS Day Poster Competition will be held in the lobby and atrium of the Science Building on March 12, 2024 from 10:15 am to 12:45 pm.  Students who would like to participate should submit a proposal using the link below no later than February 23rd at 11:59 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the top poster presentations at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels ($300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd, and $100 for 3rd).


Different this year!  CBAS Day event schedule

  • Students who wish to participate in CBAS Day and the University-Wide Poster Expo or events for other colleges will need to complete separate registrations for each event. 
  • Participants will present during either Poster Session A (10:15 am to 11:30 am) or Poster Session B (11:30 am to 12:45 pm) and be free to explore the other posters when not presenting.

Participant Guidelines

  • An abstract (300 words or less) is required for registration.
  • Posters should be no more than 48 inches wide and 36 inches tall.
  • Posters must be able to stand on top of a table on their own.  Participants must bring their own trifold board and clips to attach their poster to the board.
  • To facilitate timely judging, poster presentations should be limited to 3-4 minutes with about 2 minutes for questions after.

Immediately after the Poster Session from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the new School of Concrete and Construction Management building (SCCM 105), we will host our keynote speaker.  This year's speaker is Dr. Aaron Bender, Assitant Director of Medicinal Chemistry at the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery.  Poster Competition awards will be given out in SCCM 105 immediately after the keynote address.


Any questions can be directed to Dr. Kevin Bicker, CBAS Associate Dean for Research, at


Award Winners

Year Level Place Student Department
2024 Undergraduate 1st Andrew Michael Biology
2024 Undergraduate 2nd Rachael Quinby Physics and Astronomy
2024 Undergraduate 3rd Olivia Westfall Physics and Astronomy
2024 Masters 1st Chance Perkins Engineering Technology
2024 Masters 2nd Sean Sanders Chemistry
2024 Masters 3rd Hardik Bansal Biology
2024 Doctoral 1st Shruthi Perna MOBI/Chemistry
2024 Doctoral 2nd Heather Green MSE/Biology
2024 Doctoral 3rd Ahmeed Yinusa CDS/Engineering Technology
2023 Undergraduate 1st Lindsey Tran Physics and Astronomy
2023 Undergraduate 2nd Selena Casey Agriculture
2023 Undergraduate 3rd Emaa Elrayah Chemistry
2023 Masters 1st Nirvana Almada Chemistry
2023 Masters 2nd Natalie Schroth Biology
2023 Masters 3rd Yelyzaveta Zuy Agriculture
2023 Doctoral 1st Amanda Heath MSE/Mathematics
2023 Doctoral 2nd Jordan Kirby MSE/Mathematics
2023 Doctoral 3rd Mary Tran MOBI/Chemistry
2022 Undergraduate 1st Ross Sibley Biology
2022 Undergraduate 2nd DaVonte Lewis Physics & Astronomy
2022 Undergraduate 3rd Chloe Bowen Biology
2022 Masters 1st Alexis Hamous Biology
2022 Masters 2nd Katelynn Farmer Chemistry
2022 Masters 3rd Hunter Hudson Engineering Technology
2022 Doctoral 1st Rahmi Aini MOBI/Biology
2022 Doctoral 2nd Aarthi Subramani MOBI/Biology
2022 Doctoral 3rd Andrea Reeder MSE
2021 Undergraduate 1st Laine Matthews Biology
2021 Undergraduate 2nd Emily Stafford School of Agriculture
2021 Undergraduate 3rd Cameron Maddux Chemistry
2021 Masters 1st Deborah Nwadibie Biology
2021 Masters 2nd Fady Tawfik Computer Science
2021 Masters 3rd Juan Garcia Mendez Engineering Technology
2021 Doctoral 1st Olukayode Shiroye COMS/Chemistry
2021 Doctoral 2nd Gabriel Toban COMS/Mathematics
2021 Doctoral 3rd Thomas Torku COMS/Mathematics
2020 Undergraduate 1st Neroosh Moosa Biology
2020 Undergraduate 2nd Gabriella Morin Biology
2020 Undergraduate 3rd John Adkins School of Agriculture
2020 Masters 1st Karuna Gujar Computer Science
2020 Masters 2nd Daniela Taylor Chemistry
2020 Masters 3rd James Scruggs Computer Science
2020 Doctoral 1st Scott Morton Computer Science
2020 Doctoral 2nd Keshav Patel Chemistry
2020 Doctoral 3rd Shuzhe Xu Mathematical Sciences
2018 Undergraduate 1st Madyson Middleton Chemistry
2018 Undergraduate 2nd (Tie) Gina Bishara Biology
2018 Undergraduate 2nd (Tie) Muhammad Osama Ali Chemistry
2018 Undergraduate 3rd Xoe Thacker* Biology
2018 Undergraduate 3rd Kayla Thomas* Biology
2018 Undergraduate 3rd Shannon Smith* Biology
2018 Graduate 1st Scott Morton Computational Science
2018 Graduate 2nd (Tie) Conner Olson*A Biology
2018 Graduate 2nd (Tie) Gale Beaubien*A Biology
2018 Graduate 2nd (Tie) Jaylen Sims*A Chemistry
2018 Graduate 2nd (Tie) Andrew Todd*A Biology
2018 Graduate 2nd (Tie) Gale Bearbien*B Biology
2018 Graduate 2nd (Tie) Conner Olson*B Biology
2018 Graduate 2nd (Tie) Keshav Paudel*B Molecular Biosciences
2018 Graduate 2nd (Tie) Bedraj Pandey*B Chemistry
2018 Graduate 3rd (Tie) Arjun Kafle Molecular Biosciences
2018 Graduate 3rd (Tie) Mary Catherine Skolfield* Biology
2018 Graduate 3rd (Tie) Wesley Riley* Biology
2018 Graduate 3rd (Tie) Logan Bowling* Biology
2017 Undergraduate 1st Kirsten Cunningham Biology
2017 Undergraduate 2nd Darcy Tabotabo Biology
2017 Undergraduate 3rd Kayla Conner Chemistry / Biology
2017 Masters 1st Emily Smith Biology
2017 Masters 2nd Rachel Schultz  Geosciences
2017 Masters 3rd Chelsea Harmon Chemistry
2017  Ph.D. 1st Ali Ali Biology
2017  Ph.D. 2nd  Kiran Donthula Biology
2017  Ph.D. 3rd Josh Reid MSE (Biology Education)
2016  Undergraduate 1st Caitlin Chase BAS
2016  Undergraduate 2nd Chelsea Harmon Chemistry
2016  Undergraduate 3rd Yusra Mohammed Biology
2016  Masters 1st James Hayes Biology
2016  Masters 2nd Danielle Baghernejad Math
2016  Masters 3rd Matt Fuller Biology
2016 Ph.D. 1st Anuradha Liyana Pathiranage Chemistry
2016 Ph.D. 2nd Bam Paneru Biology
2016 Ph.D. 3rd Nadin Almosnid Biology