The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is Oregon's principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide. The College provides undergraduate and graduate education leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and extended education programs throughout Oregon and beyond. Its research programs create knowledge to solve problems and to build a knowledge base for the future. It is a source of information and expertise in integrating and applying knowledge with benefits that are felt in domestic and international settings.
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
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!