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NSF IGERT Student Awards

Kansas State University National Science Foundation IGERT student awards and achievements

Nana Baah Appiah-Nkansah:

North Central Region SARE Professional Development Program Kansas Travel Scholarship, 2014

National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF-IGERT) Fellowship, 2013

Japanese International Cooperation Agency Scholarship, 2008

Tiffany Carter:

Dean’s List, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011

15th Biennial Research Symposium 2009-1st Place, Small scale agriculture & rural development oral presentation, 2009

Missouri Academy of Science 2009-2nd place, Biological Sciences, 2009

Jared Carson:

Tau Beta Pi Honor Society - 2013 to present

University of New Hampshire Clarence and Eleanor Shuttleworth Scholarship 2013

1st Place People's Choice Poster Presentation Kansas State REU 2013

Kansas State University Timothy R. Donohue Scholarship 2014 and 2015

Jason Fewell:

WAEA Graduate Student Travel Scholarship, 2011

2nd Place Award KSU Bioenergy Symposium Student Poster Session, 2011

2nd Place Award Agricultural Sciences Division Oral Presentations, 16th Annual K-State Research Forum, 2011

Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarship (Annual Award) 2009 & 2010

Graduate Student Council Travel Grants, 2010

Graduate Student Council Travel Grants, 2011

Oliver Freeman:

Animal Science Diversity Scholarship (Prairie View A&M University), 2008

Blast Cadre Fellowship (The Food Project-Boston, Massachusetts, 2007–2008

Kansas State University’s Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarship, 2009

MANRRS/Monsanto Conference Scholarship Fund 2009-Recipient

Kansas State University National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Doctoral Fellowship Program Recipient, 2011

Kansas State University Graduate Student Council’s Notable Graduate Students Nominee, 2013

Yadhu Guragain:

International Coordinating Council Scholarship, Kansas State University, 2014

Majel M. MacMasters Memorial Achievement, Kansas State University, 2014

Graduate Student Council Travel Grant, Kansas State University, 2014

First Prize in Poster Presentation Competition, Bioenergy Symposium, Kansas State University, 2013

Graduate Research Assistantship, 2012 to 2015, Kansas State University

AIT Masters Thesis Prize in Resources, 2010; this award is given annually to a student in recognition of outstanding achievement in research among graduates of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Travel Grant from AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) project, Platform for Development in Biotechnology, INRA laboratory in Dijon (France), 2009

Full scholarship from Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program to study Master of Science in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology at AIT, 2008 to 2010

Brian Lauer:

EPSCoR Conference Presenter, 2013

EPSCoR Conference Presenter, 2012

AAEA Case Study Runner Up, 2011

Michael Lindbloom:

Kansas State University Agriculture Economics Emeritus Scholarship, 2013

Summer School Fellow Scholarship, Association for Social Economics, 2012

Student travel scholarship, IFAMA, 2012

Andrew McGowan:

NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Fellowship, 2011– 2015

Gamma Sigma Delta Ph.D. Graduate Research Award, Kansas State University, 2015

Armbrust Fund for Excellence recipient, 2014

Dale W. and Frances V. Rake Memorial Scholarship, 2014

SFP and Dr. George Walter Wallingford Agronomy and Soil Science Scholarship, 2013

Morris K. Udall Scholarship, 2009

Chinese Government Scholarship, 2009

Charles and Lois Nauheim Agronomy Scholarship, 2008–2009

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2010

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2010

1st place student poster award 2014 Bioenergy Symposium, Center for Sustainable Energy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 2014

1st place. Student poster award. 2013 Bioenergy Symposium. Center for Sustainable Energy, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS. 2013

SFP and George Walter Wallingford Agronomy and Soil Science Scholarship, 2013

One of ten students selected to represent KSU at the Capital Graduate Research Summit at the Kansas State Capital. Kansas State University, 2013

3rd place. Student poster award. 2013 Bioenergy Symposium. Center for Sustainable Energy, Kansas State University. Manhattan, KS. 2013

1st place. Student oral presentation competition. Growing the Bioeconomy conference. Banff, Alberta, Canada. 2012

Grand prize winner. NSF EPSCoR Conference student poster competition, “Water and Environment” category. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 2011

Ronald Michalsky:

Invited seminar with paid expenses (The Royal Society,Chicheley Hall, UK), 2014

C&EN feature (vol. 91, iss. 45, p. 27), “Pinpointing nanogold’s catalytic sites”, 2013

Brown University news feature, “Gold nanoparticles give an edge in recycling CO2”, 2013

Travel grant (NSF-sponsored, MRS meeting, San Francisco, CA), 2013

Invited seminar with paid expenses (Dept. of Mechanical Eng.,ETH Zürich), 2012

Travel grant (DAAD-sponsored, IBPT seminar, Giessen, Germany), 2012

Larry Erickson Graduate Student Fellowship (Kansas State University), 2012

Travel grant (ARPA-E-sponsored, SBE conference, Providence, RI), 2011

IGERT Associate Trainee in Biorefining (NSF-sponsored, Kansas State University), 2010-2013

Best poster award, selected for Capitol Graduate Research Summit (Topeka, KS), 2010

Poster award, 2nd place, Annual CSE Meeting (Manhattan, KS), 2010

Short-term stipend for master thesis studies abroad (DAAD-sponsored), 2007

Frank Nti:

National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrated Graduate Research and Training (IGERT) Fellowship, Center for Sustainable Energy, Kansas State University, 2013-2015

Travel Scholarship, Department of Agricultural Economics–Kansas State University, 2012

Travel Scholarship, Graduate Student Council–Kansas State University, 2012

Third Place, ICC International Ping-Pong competition–Kansas State University, 2012

Bryon Parman:

Emeritus Faculty and Friends Scholarship, 2012

Exceptional Poster Award, 2011 Kansas State University Center for Sustainable Energy, Bioenergy Symposium Poster Presentation.

Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarship, awarded for 2010-2011, 2011-2012 academic years, Kansas State University.

National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Research and Training (IGERT) Fellowship, Center for Sustainable Energy, Kansas State University, 2010

Most Outstanding Graduate Student in Economics Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2007

Harding Scholarship Award, Peru State College, 2007

Krishna Pokharel:

People’s Choice Award on 2014 Energy Symposium, KSU, 2014

University campus scholarship in MA Economics (2004–2006)

Central Bank of Nepal Scholarship for economics student, 2003

Merit Based Scholarship for 3 years in BA, Mechi Campus, TU (2001–2003)

Gifted Student of Campus in BA 1st and 2nd years out of 450 students (2000–2003)

Sarocha Pradyawong

Assistantship (GRA) Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University, 2012-2013

Visiting scholar research funds (3 months), Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2013

Royal Thai Government Scholarship and AIT Fellowships, Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, School of Environmental Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2006-2010

Sri Trang Thong Full Scholarship, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand, 2006

Kyle Probst:

Outstanding PhD Student Award-Grain Science and Industry, 2014

Graduate Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service-KSU Alumni Association, 2014

3rd place for the Interdisciplinary Research Oral Session-KSU Research Forum, 2014

National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship, 2014

Cain Land and Grain Value Added Agricultural Scholarship, 2013

PepsiCo NYAS December Career Day, 2011

KSU Graduate Student Council Travel Grant Award, 2011, 2012, and 2013

Lola Lee Jackson Animal Welfare Foundation Travel Scholarship, 2011

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency P3 Honorable Mention Award,  2009

Purdue TEAM Award, 2009

Runner-up-Student Soybean Innovation Contest, 2008

Anne Rigdon-Huss

GSC Travel Grant Award, Graduate Student Council Award, 2012

Scholarship for travel to Germany and Switzerland on Grain Science faculty-led study abroad trip, funded through the KSU College of Agriculture, Department of Grain Science and Industry and NSF-IGERT Program, 2012

Scholarship for travel to Brazil on IGERT faculty-led study aboard trip, funded through NSF-IGERT Program, 2012

Study Abroad Scholarship, 2012

Office of International Programs 1st Place Poster at 2012 Corporate Sustainability Symposium, Poster Title: ‘Impact of various storage conditions on composition, enzymatic activity and conversion to ethanol yields of sorghum biomass used as a bioenergy crop’, 2012

Cain Land and Grain Value Added Agriculture Scholarship, 2012

Grain Science and Industry DepartmentalGraduate Student Scholarship, 2012

NSF-IGERT Trainee Fellowship, funded through NSF-IGERT Program, 2012-2012

Rene Buhler Memorial Scholarship, 2011

Grain Science and Industry Departmental Graduate Student Scholarship, 2011

Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Student Scholarship, Graduate School Scholarship, 2009-2010; 2012-2013

Kaelin Saul:

ASABE Student Honor Award Recipient, 2013

Deans List, 2010-2011

Girl Scouts Award, 2010

Leslie Schulte:

William H and Virginia Honstead Fellowship Scholarship, Kansas State University, 2013

IGERT Fellowship, Kansas State University, 2010

Timothy R Donoghue Graduate Fellowship, Kansas State University, 2010

Welsey G. Cramer Scholar Award, University of Kansas, 2010

University of Kansas Mechanical Engineering Scholarship, University of Kansas, 2006

University of Kansas College of Engineering Scholarship, University of Kansas, 2006

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, US Department of Education, 2006

Citizenship Award, Daughters of the American Revolution Wichita Chapter, 2006

John Stanford

Elias Klein Founders' Travel Award" from the "North American Membrane Society, 2014

Kansas State University, Graduate Student Council Travel Award, 2014

Kansas State University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, William H. & Virginia Honstead Fellowship Scholarship, 2014

Kansas State University, Graduate Student Council Travel Award, 2013

Poster Presentation 2nd Place Award, Center for Sustainability Energy Symposium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2013

Dr. Larry Erickson Fellowship, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, 2013

Michael Wales:

Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowships, Gordon Research Conference, 2014      

William H. & Virginia Honstead Fellowship Scholarship, 2014  

2nd Place, Food Science Category, Research and the State Graduate Student Poster Session, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2013

Elias Klein Founders' Travel Awards, North American Membrane Society, 2013

Kansas State University, Graduate Student Council Travel Award, 2013

Matthew Young:

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2006 to present

Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, 2010 to present

Yixing Zhang:

Ming Long-Liao & Paul A. Seib Achievement Award, Grain Science & Industry Dept, K-State, 2014

Third-place poster presentation, Sustainable Energy Symposium. K-State, 2014

Majel M. MacMasters Memorial Achievement Award, Grain Science & Industry Dept, K-State, 2013