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2019 Graduate Research Symposium Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the College of Natural Resources Graduate Research Symposium!

3-Minute Thesis (tied):

  • Danielle Lawson, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, advised by Kathryn Stevenson and Nils Peterson
    • Titled “Intergenerational Communication: How Children Can be Key in Solving Our Climate Crisis,” this presentation discusses results aimed at testing the effectiveness of a middle school curriculum designed to maximize child-to-parent intergenerational learning of climate change.
  • Jenna Hartley, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, advised by Kathryn Stevenson
    • The importance of environmental literacy in coastal communities is discussed in this presentation, titled “Intergenerational learning beyond the immediate family: Are students environmental change-agents in their communities?”

Poster Competition:

  • Franklin Zambrano, Forest Biomaterials, advised by Ronalds Gonzalez, Richard Venditti and Hasan Jameel
    • Titled “Application of Micro- and Nanofibrillated Cellulose (MNFC) in Hygiene Tissue Products,” this presentation explores the quality of micro- and nanofibrillated cellulose (MNFC) as an alternative additive in hygiene products, particularly tissue paper.

Each graduate student won $1,000 and their advisors won $750 to support their research and related travel.


Written by Amber Lacy

This post was originally published in College of Natural Resources News.