2012 Huskey Research Exhibition

The 12th Annual Huskey Research Exhibition occurred on 21 March 2012. Congratulations to this year's presenters! Thank you to Dean Laushway for the excellent keynote speech. Thank you also to the judges, volunteers, and sponsoring organizations! Photos from the event are posted below. The date for next year's Exhibition will be announced in the Fall.

From the Minute to the Vast, U.Va. Grad Students Present Research (UVa Today, March 23, 2012)

Click to see the 2012 Program. This year's Exhibition featured a special "Two Hoos" session focused on combined graduate-undergraduate research in GSAS. Please see the flyer for details.

Over 120 students presented research on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Attitudes About Committed Relationships Between Cultures and Across Generations
  • Cultural Effects of Counterfeit Software in Latin America
  • Eyewitness Memory: Examining the Effect of Lineup Format on Same vs. Cross-Race Identification
  • Feasibility and Acceptability of gentle yoga for women with major depression
  • Fast Electron Beams Produced by Solar Flares


2012 Photos

Oral Presentation Winners

Oral Presentation Winners - Arts and Humanities

  1. Jaime Allison
  2. Stan Stepanic

Oral Presentation Winners - Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  1. Noel Derecki, Kimberly Cox, Kaycie Kuss Tayler, Stacey Gorski
  2. Jason Yang, Matt Seward
  3. Maureen Bjerke, Jennie Rheuban, Ben Thiede

Oral Presentation Winners - Physical Science and Mathematics

  1. Izzie Green, Evan Joslin
  2. Jennifer Patterson, Bin Chen
  3. George Privon, Abi Bhattachan

Oral Presentation Winners - Social and Behavioral Sciences

  1. Cristina Reitz-Krueger, David Dobolyi
  2. Rachel Riskind, Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl
  3. Marissa Griggs, Dan Martin

"Two Hoos" Graduate/Undergraduate Oral Presentation Winners

  1. Gail Zasowski and Karen Hamm
  2. Neil Peterson and Eliza Peak
  3. Shibo Wang and Ian Edwards

Poster Session Winners

Poster Winners - Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  1. Tony Awoojodu, Ramya Viswanathan, Olivia Mullins, Jennifer Kaplan, Marc Seaman
  2. Emily Evans, David Lowe, Xiao Chen, Jenny Hodges, Kelly Hondula
  3. Charli Dominguez, Jen Wingard, Zach Weiner, Robert Amanfu

Poster Winners - Physical Science and Mathematics

  1. Stesha Dunker, Alex Zestos, Jill Greiner
  2. Ryan Oliver, Yiwen Ouyang, Daniel Fox
  3. Kerui Xu, Jeff Atkins

Poster Winners - Social and Behavioral Sciences

  1. Eric Smith, Carol Brotherton, Siny Tsang, Thomas Talhein
  2. Robyn Kondrad, Erin Horn, Riana Anderson & Saida Hussain, Casey Eggleston
  3. Abigail Marter, Jordan Akt, Marina Omar

Architecture Winners

  1. Charles Sparkman
  2. Ashley Allis
  3. Gray Graham

Thanks to all our presenters for 2012

E. Kaitlynn Allen, Ashley Allis, Jaime Allison, Robert Amanfu, Riana Anderson, Oat Arpornthip, Jeff Atkins, Tony Awojoodu, Jordan Axt, Christopher Beam, Abi Bhattachan, Maureen Bjerke, Morgan Bolden, Daniel Bowers, Carol Brotherton, Samantha Burgess, Xiao Chen, Bin Chen, Frank Cirillo, Kimberly Cox, Pam DeGuzman, Noel Derecki, David Dobolyi, Charli Dominguez, Stesha Dunker, Holly Earls, Ian Edwards, Casey Eggleston, Emily Evans, Daniel Fox, Laura Getz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Stacey Gorski, Gray Graham, Izzie Green, Eric Greenwald, Jill Greiner, Justin Greving, Marissa Griggs, Samantha Hale, Karen Hamm, Jenny Hodges, Karin Holmberg, Kelly Hondula, David Hondula, Erin Horn, Joseph Houck, Cynthia Huang, Adam Hughes, Saida Hussain, Christopher Jacobs, Candace Johnson, Evan Joslin, Scott Kaiser, Jennifer Kaplan, Nicole Keroack, Derek King, Robyn Kondrad, Aravinda Kuntimaddi, Kaycie Kuss Tayler, Lauren Cohen, Minha Lee, Ryan Lo, David Lowe, Abigail Yablonsky Marter, Dan Martin, Karen McDonnell, Bhairav Mehta, Nick Meros, Karolina Mirowska, Olivia Mullins, Ryan Oliver, Marina Omar, Katherine Orr, Yiwen Ouyang, Jennifer Patterson, Eliza Peak, Tim Pennucci, Neil Peterson, Neil Peterson, Jared Pienkos, Kosta Popovic, George Privon, Carlos Pulido, Peter Randolph, Cristina Reitz-Krueger, Laura Reynolds, Jennie Rheuban, Rachel Riskind, Kristin Rourke, Karen Ryall, Donna Schminkey, Marc Seaman, David Seekell, Matt Seward, Soo Shin, Eric Smith, Jennifer Sokolowski, Charles Sparkman, Stan Stepanic, Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl, Michael Swanberg, Thomas Talhelm, Ben Thiede, Samantha Tornello, Siny Tsang, Isaah Vincent, Ramya Viswanathan, Sisi Wang, Shibo Wang, Todd Warner, Zach Weiner, Grace Wilkinson, Jen Wingard, Kerui Xu, Yishan Xu , Jason Yang, Gail Zasowski, Alex Zestos


Your feedback is very important to us. We always strive to improve for the next year and would welcome any possible suggestions for how to improve the experience for presenters, judges, and all participants. Please take a brief moment to fill out the brief survey to help us create an even more successful event next year. If you would prefer to contact the committee directly, please email gsasc-huskey@virginia.edu

Presenter Feedback Survey


The exhibition is sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Student Council, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of the Dean for Graduate Academic Programs, and the School of Architecture.