2010 AGRO Education Awards Student Travel Grants

Co-Sponsored by Bayer CropScience

Student Travel Grant Co-Chairs:  Diana Aga and Marja Koivunen


Seventeen graduate students were awarded 2010 AGRO Division travel grants to present their research posters at the ACS Spring National Meeting in San Francisco.

Poster Competition Winners

First Place – John Sivey, John’s Hopkins University
Second Place – Jerry Tso, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
Third Place – Joseph Strycharz, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Honorable Mention – Adcharee Karnjanapiboonwong, Texas Tech University

  • E. U. Asogwa. Evaluation of novel insecticide (Proteus 170 O TEQ) for the routine protection of cocoa farms against the brown cocoa mirid (Sahlbergella singularis) in Nigeria. Department Of Crop Protection, Cocoa Research Institute Of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. AGRO 17
  • L. Chen, C. Pan, R. I. Krieger, Residue dynamics of procymidone in leeks and soil in greenhouses by smoke generator application. Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside.  AGRO 179
  • Z. Chen, A. Joseph, L. Cui, and R. I. Krieger. DDA excretion in chickens following low level DDT feeding. Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside. AGRO 176
  • A. D. Gross, M. J. Kimber, P. Ribeiro, J. R. Coats. Development of a high throughput assay to screen natural insecticides: A green chemistry approach to targeting an α-adrenergic-like octopamine receptor from the American cockroach. Department of Entomology, Iowa State University.  AGRO 186
  • D. R. Hall, D. W. Boerth. Adducts from reactions of aryloxyacetic/propanoic acid herbicides with DNA in plants. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.  AGRO 185
  • A. M. Jessick, T. B. Moorman, J. R. Coats. Environmental fate of erythromycin in aquatic microcosms. Department of Entomology, Iowa State University.   AGRO 187
  • W. Jiang, J. Gan, D. Haver, F. Spurlock.  Sorption and desorption of 14C-labeled permethrin on concrete.  Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside.  AGRO 189
  • Y. Jiang, F. Ekström, P. Carlier, J. Hartsell, M. Ma, J. R. Bloomquist. Evaluation of new carbamate insecticides for neurotoxicity to non-target species. Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.   AGRO 177
  • A. Karnjanapiboonwong, A. N. Morse, T. A. Anderson. Uptake of 17α-ethynylestradiol and triclosan into plants.  Department of Environmental Toxicology, Texas Tech University. AGRO 174
  • D. J. Previte, H. E. Hodgdon, K. S. Yoon, H. J. Kim, G. E. Abo El-Ghar, S. H. Lee, J. M. Clark.  Serial invasive signal amplification for the determination of kdr allele frequencies in global human head louse populations for efficient resistance monitoring. Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  AGRO 181
  • G. Sankaran, Y. Li, Z. Chen, T. Lopez, L. Cui, W.-G. Song, H. Vega, R. I. Krieger.  Rubber latex gloves as a potential dermal dosimeter for measuring multiple pesticide residues in strawberry harvesters.  Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside. AGRO 180
  • J. D. Sivey, A. L. Roberts. Abiotic reduction of dichloroacetamide safeners: Transformations and fate of “inert” agrochemical ingredients. Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. AGRO 172
  • J. M. Sonn, T. D. Anderson. Community-assisted approach to managing host-pathogen interactions of mosquitoes and amphibians in nitrogen-enriched agricultural landscapes. Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Tyler. AGRO 183
  • J. P. Strycharz, S. H. Lee, W. Sun, B. R. Pittendrigh, J. M. Clark. RNAi knockdown of ABC transporters causes decreased tolerance to DDT in the highly DDT-resistant 91-R strain of Drosophila melanogasterVeterinary and Animal Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. AGRO 182
  • D. Swale. Experimental evidence for allosteric solvent effects between mosquito-selective carbamates and the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiaeDepartment of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. AGRO 175
  • F. Tong, J. R. Coats. Effects of carvacrol and nootkatone on [14C]-nicotine binding to the house fly nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.  Department of Entomology, Iowa State University.  AGRO 184
  • J. Tso, S. Inamdar, D. S. Aga.  Simultaneous analysis of sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and free and conjugated estrogens in an agricultural watershed by LC/MS/MS. Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. AGRO 178