Congratulations to the 2013 AAAS Student Poster Competition Winners

The 2013 Student Poster Competition took place at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on 14-18 February. The student winners’ work displayed originality and understanding that set them apart from their peers.

BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR

Winner: Michelle Oberoi, University of California, Irvine
Parvalbumin Basket Cells Preferentially Select Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Cells

Honorable Mention: Yakov Kronrod, University of Maryland and Emily Coppess, University of Chicago
A Unified Model of Categorical Effects in Consonant and Vowel Perception

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Winner: Ricardo Ramirez, University of California, Irvine
Dynamics of Transcriptional Regulation and Chromatin Accessibility During Myeloid Differentiation

Honorable Mention: Robert Welliver and Joseph Modica, Canisius College
Promotion of Microtubule Acetylation Inhibits Growth Cone Advance in Regenerating Axons

DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND IMMUNOLOGY

Winner: Stone Jiang, California Institute of Technology
Engineering Novel Antibody-Like Reagents to Improve Neutralization of HIV

Honorable Mention: Le Chang, Greg Astrian, and Choon Chung, University of California, Los Angeles
Human Perivascular Stem Cells Induce Bone Regeneration in a Rat Spinal Fusion Model

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

Winner: Sean Kent, Northeastern University
The Importance of Ecological Context: The Effect of Neighboring Exotic Plants on the Herbivory of Common Milkweed by the Monarch Butterfly

Honorable Mention: Amanda M. Franklin, University of Melbourne
Costs of Copulation in a Promiscuous Cephalopod

MATH, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING

Winner: Christopher Luna, Arizona State University
Direct Numerical Simulations of Phytoplankton Blooms

Honorable Mention: Zachariah J. Berkson, Arizona State University
EPR Study of Charge Separation within Oxygen-Deficient TiO2 Photocatalysts for the Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Fuels

MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Winner: Elizabeth Brito, Arizona State University
The Effect of a Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Program on Weight-Specific Quality of Life in Latino Adolescents

Honorable Mention: Kristin A. Linn, North Carolina State University
Interactive Q-Learning for Dynamic Treatment Regimes

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Winner: Philip S. Burnham, Villanova University
Comparative Study of Surfactant-Coated Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles for Hyperthermia Application

Honorable Mention: Toni F. Martin, George Mason University
Conversion of Bicarbonate to Carbonate as a Function of Time and Temperature

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Winner: Meredith T. Niles, University of California, Davis
Climate Change Policy Adaptation Among California Farmers: How Policy Experience and Attitudes Affect Climate Change Perceptions and Behaviors

Honorable Mention: Rider W. Foley, Arizona State University
Comparing Cultures of Technological Innovation: Risk Versus Reward
 

2014 Poster Competition
Visit www.aaas.org/meetings/2014 for more information about the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting on 13-17 February in Chicago.

The 2014 poster entry site opens on 14 May 2013. The AAAS Student Poster Competition recognizes the individual research efforts of students who are actively working toward an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree. Posters are judged at the meeting. Winners in each category receive a cash award, a certificate, and recognition in the journal Science. Individuals holding doctoral degrees are not eligible and are invited to review the criteria for participating in the General Poster session.