Four HHD Grad Students Receive Awards at Research Exhibition

April 7, 2009

Four HHD graduate students received awards at the twenty-fourth annual Graduate School Research Exhibition, held on March 27 and 29 at the University Park campus. The exhibition provides graduate students across the University with an opportunity to communicate their research or creative work to a general audience. Students share their research through musical or theatrical performances, exhibits, displays, or posters.

Holly Preston, graduate student in Kinesiology, received a third place award in the Health and Life Sciences category. She presented her research titled “Differential Gene Expression in Mechanically Loaded Long Bone Cortices of C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Adult Female Mice.”

Jackie Rasband, graduate student in Nutritional Sciences, received a third place award in the Health and Life Sciences category. She presented her research titled “Does iron deficiency make you sleepy? Evidence from infants on Pemba Island, Zanzibar."

Andrea Wight, graduate student in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, received a third place award in the Health and Life Sciences Category. She presented her research titled "Incorporation of Palm Diacylglycerol Fats Into Food Products."

Lu Zhang, graduate student in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, received a third place award in the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. She presented her research titled "The Impact of Brand Relationship on Web Searching."

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