October 03, 2006
Photograph of poster session winner

Photograph of poster session winner

Three graduate students have been recognized for outstanding research during the School’s first Research Poster Display and Contest. William B. Allshouse, Joseph N. LoBuglio and Jon R. Sobus each received a certificate and $25 prize for their efforts.

Their posters and others were displayed in the atrium of the Michael Hooker Research Center during the week of Sept. 25, giving visitors time to browse the displays and learn about the students’ investigations. The awards were presented on Sept 28.

Photograph of poster session winner

Photograph of poster session winner

The exhibit and contest is scheduled to occur on a monthly basis, featuring student research efforts from a different department each month. September’s presentations were from students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

Poster projects such as the ones on display last week often are developed from work prepared for conferences or classes. Projects submitted for the monthly contests will be evaluated by a faculty panel for substantive and well-documented content and aesthetic presentation (organization, attractiveness and legibility). This month’s awardees worked with environmental sciences and engineering faculty and advisors to present research in the following areas:

  • Photograph of poster session winner

    Photograph of poster session winner

    William B. Allshouse, with Marc L. Serre, Joachim Pleil and Stephen Rappaport, for A Space/Time Particulate Matter Mass Fraction Framework for the Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons after 9/11 in New York City

  • Joseph N. LoBuglio, with Gregory W. Characklis, and Marc L. Serre, for Using Uncertain Information to Improve Assessment of Surface Water Quality
  • Jon R. Sobus, with Suramya Waidyanatha and Stephen M. Rappaport, for Abundant Vapor-Phase PAHs and their Biomarkers as Surrogate Measures of Total Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure
Photograph of poster session participants

Photograph of poster session participants

The event, sponsored jointly by the Dean’s Office, the Office of Research and the Office of Student Affairs, was developed at the suggestion of the dean’s Interaction Committee, led by senior associate dean Jules Heisler.

Heisler envisions the exhibit as “a means to recognize the efforts of our students in the research arena.” He says, “Our hope is to provide opportunities for our students to interact with faculty and students from other departments and to begin the process of learning about the interdisciplinary nature of research.”

Complete list of student researchers and their projects

Additional event photographs

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For more information contact Ramona DuBose, director of communications for the UNC School of Public Health, by telephone at 919-966-7467 or by email at ramona_dubose@unc.edu.



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