2014 Student Poster Competition

Every year, the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station sponsors an open student poster competition to recognize significant research accomplishments of School of Environmental and Biological Sciences students. Awards to undergraduate and graduate students are given in the areas of basic or laboratory-based research, and for applied or field-based research.

Posters can be viewed in the Foran Hall Lobby (first floor) from Tuesday April 8 through Thursday April 10.

A reception is scheduled for Thursday April 10 from 4-6pm and refreshments will be served!

For more information about the competition, please contact:

Diane French
Senior Administrative Assistant
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Phone: 848-932-3567
Email: french@aesop.rutgers.edu

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Undergraduate - Basic /Lab Research

  1. Screening of Botanical Cajun Extracts for Anti-Inflammatory Activity
  2. Preference of Artificial Sweeteners by the German Cockroach (Blattella germanica)
  3. Evaluation of Impervious Cover Site Assessment for Stormwater Management in New Jersey Municipalities
  4. Nutritional Improvement of Lettuce Using Mutagenesis and Tissue Culture
  5. Genetic characterization of eastern filbert blight resistant hazelnut seedlings from Turkey, Latvia and Lithuania
  6. Testing the Effects of Trichoderma Volatile Organic Compounds on Plants: Volatile Induced Growth Promotion and Impact of CO2
  7. Viscoelastic Differences and Particle Size Distributions of Similac™ Infant Formulations and Breast Milk and their Implications for Obesity Risks
  8. Transfer of Beta-Carotene from the Placenta towards the Fetus in a Mammalian Model
  9. Composites of Tornadic and Nontornadic Severe Weather Events in the Northeast
  10. Biotransformation of Brominated Flame Retardants, Team China

Undergraduate - Applied/Field Research

  1. Assessment of Fish Habitats Near Artificial Intertidal Oyster Reefs in the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
  2. Parasite Community Structure in 3 Types of Sunfish
  3. Comparing Particulate Matter Inhalation Exposures for Rutgers Students Walking across Urban and Agricultural Campuses during Morning Rush Hour
  4. A Comparative Systematic Evaluation of New Jersey Grown Niger Seed
  5. Vulnerability of Northern NJ’s Agricultural Lands to Ursus americanus Predation
  6. Evaluating Native Plant Species for Design of Urban Stormwater Management Practices
  7. Recruitment of Stony Coral on Deceased Acropora palmata in Grape Tree Bay, Little Cayman

Graduate - Basic /Lab Research

  1. A Multistage Approach to Evaluating Natural Antioxidant Mechanisms and Predicting Effectiveness in Foods
  2. Intensity-dependent and sex-specific alterations in hepatic triglyceride metabolism and secretion following exercise
  3. Regulation of Nuclear IGFBP-3 in Response to Intrinsic Apoptotic Stress in Mammary Epithelial Cells
  4. Riboflavin as a Potential Sensor for Food Quality and Effective Photosensitizer for Microbial Inactivation
  5. Effects of Age and Nursing on Porcine Cervical Histoarchitecture and Cell Proliferation
  6. Comparing Solubility Parameters to Understand Self-Assembly in Molecular Gels. The Case of 1,3: 2,4 - Dibenzylidene sorbitol (DBS)
  7. Comparing anaerobic MTBE-degrading communities from New Jersey and New York sediments
  8. Biased Mutation in Single-Stranded (ss)DNA Viruses
  9. Differences in the Toxicity and Catalytic Activity of the A1 Subunits of Shiga-like Toxin 1 and Shiga-like Toxin 2
  10. Bioactivities of Individual Cranberry Flavonols and Flavan-3-ols on Ovarian Cancer Cells – Cytotoxicity and Effects on Cell Signaling Pathways
  11. Potential inhalation exposure to compounds in baby bath products
  12. Quantification of Salmonella on Tomatoes and Tomato Bedding
  13. Quantification of transfer of Salmonella during hand peeling of citrus fruit
  14. Rutgers Dogwood Germplasm: A Diversity Analysis
  15. Effects of ketogenic diet on social outcomes in Engrailed 2 null mice
  16. Why Talking Oneself Out of an Experiment Could Be a Bad Idea - Metabolic Engineering of Plant Sulfur Assimilation Using a Bacterial Enzyme that Shouldn't Work
  17. Unraveling Bacterial "Sisu" from the Finnish Tundra
  18. Influence of Odor Intensity and Mood on Hedonic Reactions to Aroma Compounds in a Multi-ethnic Sample of Young Adults: A Preliminary Report
  19. Phenotypic variation in development of the black blow fly Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) across New Jersey
  20. Population Structure Analysis of Anisogramma Anomala Isolates Collected Throughout North America

Graduate - Applied/Field Research

  1. Groundwater Contamination: Residence time and movement of fuel in confined aquifers
  2. Community assembly dynamics over small spatio-temporal scales: an example from fence posts in Costa Rica
  3. Nitrogen Fertility and Mowing Height Effects on Fungicide Control of Anthracnose
  4. Using Factor Analysis to Find Evidence of Microbial Dehalogenation in the Groundwater at a Historically Contaminated Site
  5. Accelerated Solvent Extraction for Lipids: A Highly Efficient Method Preferred for Lipid Oxidation Studies
  6. High-levels of microplastic pollution in a large, remote lake

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences