Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville Makes Strong Showing at A&M University System Student Research Symposium

KINGSVILLE - November 15, 2010

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Students take home seven research awards, Traveling Scholarship Trophy

Student researchers from Texas A&M University-Kingsville earned seven total awards at the Eighth Annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium, held at West Texas A&M University Oct. 22-23.

The university also won the Traveling Scholarship Trophy, given to the visiting A&M System institution that wins the most student awards. Texas A&M-Kingsville has been awarded the trophy every year since its inception in 2007.

Twelve A&M System universities participated, with 320 total student poster entries and 52 oral presentations. Texas A&M-Kingsville students represented 84 of the poster entries--more than a fourth of the total entries--and eight of the oral presentations.

Undergraduate, master's and doctoral students competed against each other for first, second and third place awards in ten different fields of study: agriculture; business and computer information system; computer science; education; engineering; environmental science; life science; physical science; social sciences and humanities; and mathematics.

There also was an overall category, where first, second and third place awards were given to the best overall doctoral, master's and undergraduate research efforts.

The complete list of awards won by Texas A&M-Kingsville is as follows:

  • Business and CIS
    Kathleen Saenz, Undergraduate, 2nd Place
    Jessica Garcia and Adam Pasciak, Undergraduate, 3rd Place
  • Computer Science
    Keyur Jadhav & Preethi Lodha, Master's, 1st Place
  • Overall
    Chad Parent, Doctoral, 2nd Place, Life Science (Tie)
    Jennifer Koirn, Doctoral, 2nd Place, Life Science (Tie)
  • Physical Science
    Justin Walker, Undergraduate, 1st Place
  • Social Sciences and Humanities-Oral Presentation
    Antonia Mosqueda, Master's, 1st Place (Tie)

About The Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium

The Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium gives students enrolled in System institutions the opportunity to present findings from their own research, conducted with faculty mentors, and discuss their findings with fellow students and faculty. The program grew out of the Pathways to the Doctorate Program, which provides resources to encourage high-achieving students to pursue doctoral degrees and ultimately careers as teaching and research faculty members.

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