2012 AGRO Education Awards for Student Travel

Sponsored by Bayer CropScience

Congratulations to all our travel grant winners

First Place

Fnu Astha. Five-membered ring heterocyclic carbamates and carboxamides: The quest for resistance-breaking, species-selective acetylcholinesterase inhibitors against the malaria mosquito. Paul R. Carlier, Virginia Tech. AGRO 97

Second Place – Tie

Aaron Gross. Monoterpenoid binding at the house fly (Musca domestica) nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Joel Coats, Iowa State U. AGRO 101

Lijuan Su. Quantification and identification of biodegradation products of sulfamethoxazole in wastewater. Diana Aga, AGRO 113

Third Place

Ngoc Pham. Evidence for P-glycoprotein modification of insecticide toxicity in vector mosquitoes. Troy Anderson, Virginia Tech. AGRO 100

Additional Winners

Vurtice Albright, III. Phytoremediation of atrazine from simulated surface water runoff using switchgrass. Joel Coats, Iowa State U. AGRO 115

Joseph Felix. Investigating ammonia emission sources and transport using stable nitrogen isotopes. Emily Elliott, University of Pittsburgh. AGRO 106

Lacey Jenson. High throughput screening technique for detecting the presence of insecticide target site proteins expressed in non-engineered insect cell lines. Jeffrey Bloomquist, U Florida. AGRO 103

Fang Jia. Isotope exchange method (IEM) to study the bioavailability of DDTs in sediment. Jay Gan, U California-Riverside. AGRO 112

Nicholas Larson. Evaluation of novel insecticidal compounds as new mosquitocides for control of Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae. Jeffrey Bloomquist, U Florida. AGRO 98.

Juying Li. Degradation of the pharmaceuticals acetaminophen and carbamazepine in soils. Jay Gan, U California-Riverside. AGRO 108

Zhijiang Lu. Oxidation of nonylphenol and octylphenol by manganese dioxide: Kinetics and pathway. Jay Gan, U California-Riverside. AGRO 109

Katherine Neafsey Engler. Development of an in vitro method to determine the bioavailability of xeno-estrogens in soil. Ann Lemley, Cornell U. AGRO 99

Laishram Nirpen. Risk assessment of groundwater contamination of chlorpyrifos in neutral and alkali soil through lysimetric studies. Tanu Jindal, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. AGRO 116

Alison Reeves. Multifactorial assessment of nutrition and immunity in honey bees exposed to in-hive pesticides. Troy Anderson, Virginia Tech. AGRO 96

Gayatri Sankaran. During the dissipation of dislodgeable foliar residues a transfer coefficient does not predict potential dermal exposure of hand harvesters. Robert Krieger, U California-Riverside. AGRO 114

Daniel Swale. Design of novel carbamate insecticides with superior selectivity for the control of cattle tick (Boophilus microplus) and sandfly (Phlebotomus papatasi) populations. AGRO 102

Jennifer Williams. Toxicological effects of in-hive pesticides to honey bees. Troy Anderson, Virginia Tech. AGRO 95

Xiao Xiao. Degradation of emerging contaminants by biogenic manganese (III/IV) oxides. Ann Lemley, Cornell U. AGRO 110