Student Winners of
AAAS, Pacific Division
Awards of Excellence

98th Annual Meeting
Hawai`i Preparatory Academy
Waimea, Hawai`i
19 – 23 June 2017




 

                  

 
Photos courtesy themselves except group courtesy Jacqueline Li
Photo not available: Julia Stewart 

Congratulations to every student who presented research at the 98th annual meeting of the Pacific Division. The presentations were of consistantly high quality and a pleasure to listen to or view.

Special congratulations go to those students who won Awards of Excellence. Their names and awards are listed below.


DIVISION–WIDE AWARDS


GERALDINE K. LINDSAY AWARD IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES
Julia Stewart (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Food Abundance and the Aristotle’s Lantern of Sea Urchins.


BEST POSTER AWARD
Maria Diaz (University of California, Riverside), Does Road Dust Cause Ipomopsis aggregata Stigmas to Close?



AAAS: ROBERT I. LARUS TRAVEL AWARD
Pratikshya Misha (San José State University), Tree Comparator: A Tool to Compare Tree-Based Classifiers.


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SECTIONAL AWARDS

Clickable list of sections represented:

Cell and Molecular Biology
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Computer and Information Sciences

Ecology, Environmental Sciences, and Sustainability
Education
Engineering, Technology, and Applied Sciences
Evolution, Organismal Biology, and Biodiversity
General and Interdisciplinary Studies
History and Philosophy of Science


COMBINED SECTIONS of
    CELL and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
    COMPUTER and INFORMATION SCIENCES
First Place: Pratikshya Misha (San José State University), Tree Comparator: A Tool to Compare Tree-Based Classifiers.

Second Place: Francis Sakai–Kawada (University of Hawai`i at Mānoa), Secondary Metabolite Gene Clusters in Marine Sponge–Associated Bacteria on Hawai`i Island.

Third Place: Jacqueline Cely (University of California, Riverside), Expression Profile of Novel Candidates in Neural Crest Development.

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CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY
First Place: Loni Kringle (University of Oregon), Ultrafast Dynamics of Cyanine Dimers Labeled in Duplex DNA.


Honorable Mention: Sonia Gomez (University of California, Riverside), Utilizing Photodissociation and Radical Chemistry to Shed Light on the Protein Aging Process.

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ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, and SUSTAINABILITY
First Place:
Julia Stewart (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Food Abundance and the Aristotle’s Lantern of Sea Urchins.

Second Place: Maria Diaz (University of California, Riverside), Does Road Dust Cause Ipomopsis aggregata Stigmas to Close?

Third Place: Amanda Dukes (St. Mary's College of California), Stress, Sprint Speed, and Respiration in Coast Range Fence Lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii).

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ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, and APPLIED SCIENCE
First Place (Tie): Lena Diaz (University of Hawai`i, Mānoa), A Novel Application of Electroflotation to Concentrate Disperse Poplations of Low Tolerance Pathogens from Environmental Samples.

First Place (Tie):Adam Moreau (University of San Diego), On the Structure Orientation in Homogeneous Turbulent Shear Flows, Part I: Analysis Method Development.

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EVOLUTION, ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY, and BIODIVERSITY
First Place (Tie): Jeffrey Stallman (Universitly of Hawai`i at Hilo), Lepiota of Hawai`i: Documenting an Understudied Group of Hawaiian Macrofungi.

First Place (Tie): Vicente Melgarejo (University of California, Riverside), Do Queen Cuticular Hydrocarbons Inhibit Worker Reproduction in Bombus impatiens?

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COMBINED SECTIONS of
    EDUCATION
    HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY of SCIENCE
    GENERAL and INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
First Place: Pratikshya Misha (San José State University), Tree Comparator: A Tool to Compare Tree-Based Classifiers.

Second Place: Francis Sakai–Kawada (University of Hawai`i at Mānoa), Secondary Metabolite Gene Clusters in Marine Sponge–Associated Bacteria on Hawai`i Island.

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