The Oregon State University MANRRS Chapter was well-represented at the 2016 National MANRRS Conference with 4 graduate students, 14 undergraduate students and 4 Jr. MANRRS high school students in attendance.  Here is your sneak peek at the contest results.   We have long trip home tomorrow and anticipate arriving in PDX around midnight Sunday evening.  In the meantime, hope you enjoy a few highlights.

Keynote Speaker for Opening Session:

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director USDA NIFA

2016 MANRRS graduate Oral Division I: Biological, Chemical, & Physical Sciences

Omar Miranda   MICE FED AN OBESIGENIC HIGH-FAT DIET WITH WALNUTS AND POLYPHENOL RICH WHOLE FOODS SHOW IMPROVED METABOLISM AND CHANGES IN HEPATIC GENE EXPRESION National 3th Place Award

2016 MANRRS Undergraduate Oral Division I: Biological, Chemical, & Physical Sciences

Khiem Lam - EXPLORING THE MICROBIOME OF CERVICAL CANCER THROUGH TRANSKINGDOM NETWORKS National 4th Place

Cathy Duong - FUNCTIONAL TESTING OF COMPOUNDS TARGETING ANTI-CELL DEATH PROTEIN BCL-2  Certificate of Excellence

Cynthia Le - IN VITRO CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS IN THE NEUROENDOCRINE REGULATION OF REPRODUCTION IN FEMALES: VASOPRESSION RECEPTOR EXPRESSION Certificate of Excellence

2016 MANRRS Undergraduate Research Poster Contest

Justin Tran - CARBON DIOXIDE SHUTTLING THERMOCHEMICAL STORAGE USING STONTIUM CARBONATE Certificate of Excellence

2016 MANRRS ELEVATOR SPEECH AWARD WINNER and Ipad recipient

Nick Carleson

2016 MANRRS Farm Credit Services Scholarship Recipients:  

Adan Avila and OSU alum Tiffany Harper

2016 Conference Planning Team and Master of Ceremony:

Martin Sanchez, Region VI Undergraduate VP

OSU MANRRS Chapter Region VI OUTSTANDING Chapter Award Winner,

and for the fifth consecutive year, National 2nd Place Award Winning Chapter-- making us FIRST in Second places!