5MR Research Competition
New this year was a 5 Minute Research Competition – Hands Down the Best Event!!! The only two regulations presenters had (1) had to explain the impact of their research in 5 minutes and (2) had to do so alone (no teams). They were allowed to use ANY medium they wanted (slides, video, sing, dance, recite literature, props – anything) and it must appeal to an Educated Lay Audience, Reach Across their Discipline, and Challenge their Audience to Want to Know More! Congratulations to the winners.
- 1st Place ($1000) - Ashini Jayasinghe - Chemistry & Biochemistry "Exploring Stable Forms for Radioactive Waste Storage"
- 2nd Place ($750) - Shuying Yang - Magnet Laboratory "Degassing Germanium from Martian Volvanoes"
- People's Choice ($500) - Katy Sparrow - EOAS " Landfill: Emission Mission: Using Isotopes to Build a Better Landfill and Future"
Fall 2018 Postdoctoral Symposium Poster Competition
In celebration of the National Postdoctoral Awareness Week that is held in the third week of September, the Florida State University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPDA) and Postdoctoral Association (PDA) hosted the sixth annual Fall Postdoctoral Poster Competition and Symposium. Scholars were judged and awarded for first place in 3 different divisions ($250 award checks to the top presenters) . Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Interdisciplinary/Humanities.
We extend our congratulations to the following award winners! -
- Marta Sena-Velez (Biological Science) = 1st Place for Life Sciences. 'Candidatus Liberibacter Asiaticus ' Bacteriophage search and the Role of the Ompa Protein in Liberibacter Species
- Francesca Bernardi (Mathematics) = 1st Place for Physical Sciences. How Boundaries Shape Chemical Deliveries in Microfluidics
- Trina L. Merrick (Geography) = 1st Place for Interdisciplinary Research. Assessing Tropical Forest Functioning Using Multiscale Remote Sensing
Congratulations to Natalie Wildermann, a postdoctoral scholar with Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS). Natalie recently conducted a study with other EOAS members, where they discovered that recreational fisheries pose a threat to skittish sea turtles. Her lead-authored article published in Oryx, details the impact of scallop fishing on sea turtles. You can read the complete article here.
Fall 2018 Travel Award Recipients
Congratulations to our Fall 2018 Travel Award Recipients! The OPDA sponsored the travel of 8 Postdoctoral Scholars across the globe to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.
|Blake Jones||Biological Science||27th International Ornithological Congress; Vancouver, B.C. Canada||Emily DuVal Advisor|
|Jacqueline Sztepanacz||Biological Science||II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology - Montpellier 2018; Montpellier, France||David Houle Advisor|
|Theodore Them||EOAS||Goldschmidt Conference; Boston, MA||Jeremy Owens Advisor|
|Robert Wandell||Chemical & Biomeical Engineering||Gordon Research Conference; Smithfield, RI||Bruce Locke Advisor|
|Jessica Maxwell||Psychology||Canadian Sex Research Forum; Toronto, Canada||Jim McNulty Advisor|
|Annadanesh Shellikeri||Electrical & Computer Engineering||14th Annual Lithium Battery Materials & Chemistries; Arlington, VA||Jim Zheng Advisor|
|Rebecca Falcasantos||Religion||Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting; Denver, CO||Nicole Kelley Advisor|
|Chris Ashall||Physics||Massive Stars & Supernovae; Bariloche, Argentina||Eric Hsiao Advisor|
Biological Science/Neuroscience Postdoctoral Oral Competition Day
The Biological Science/Neuroscience Postdoctoral Oral Competition Day held on Monday, March 5, 2018 in the King Life Science Building was a huge success! Congratulations to Anil Matthew Thrappel, who was the winner of the $1,000 shopping spree sponsored by VWR lab supply. A huge thank you to VWR lab supply for sponsoring the event, and to the faculty judges. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard in preparing your presentations. Click here for a copy of the flyer that includes titles of all the presentations and participant.
Spring 2018 Travel Award Recipients
Congratulations to our Spring 2018 Travel Award Recipients! The OPDA sponsored the travel of 7 Postdoctoral Scholars across the globe to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.
|Kevin Huang||Physics||APS March Meeting 2018; Los Angeles, CA||Ryan Baumbach Advisor|
|Marta Sena-Velez||Biological Science||International Conference of Plant Pathology (ICPP2018); Boston, MA||Kathryn M. Jones Advisor|
|Nirupam Karmaker||EOAS||3rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology; Ponte Verde, FL||T N Krishnamurti Advisor|
|Olena Burkovska||Scientific Computing||MoRePaS 2018 Conference (Model Reduction of Parametrized Systems IV); Nantes, France||Max Gunzburger Advisor|
|Poh Wee Koh||Psychology||Association for Reading and Writing in Asia Conference; Tsukuba, Japan||Richard K. Wagner Advisor|
|Qiong Liu||Mechanical Engineering||US-Japan Workshop on Bridging Fluid Mechanics and Data Science; Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan||Kunihiko Taira Advisor|
|Xiaoyu Wang||Biomedical Sciences||Association for Research in Otolaryngology MidWinter Meeting; San Diego, CA||Yuan Wang Advisor|
Fall 2017 Travel Award Recipients
Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Travel Award Recipients! The OPDA sponsored the travel of 6 Postdoctoral Scholars across the globe to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.
|Kristin Austin||Psychology||Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention; San Diego, CA||Michael Kofler, Advisor|
|Katherine Dale||School of Communication||National Communication Association Annual Conference; Dallas, TX||Arthur Raney, Advisor|
|Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler||Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolution||Ecological Society of America Meeting; Portland, OR||Thomas Miller, Advisor|
|Nikhil Gupta||Mechanical Engineering||IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems; Vancouver, Canada||Emmanuel Collins, Advisor|
|Anais Nony||Modern Languages and Linguistics||2nd International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research; Ghent, Belgium||Aimee Boutin, Advisor|
|Fei Wu||Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science||Goldschmidt Conference; Paris, France||Jeremy Owens, Advisor|
AIA Grant Award
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Craft, a teaching postdoctoral fellow from the Department of Classics. Dr. Craft was recently awarded a Julie Herzig Desnick Grant for her project in the Timok Region of Zajecar Province, Serbia, from the Archaeological Institute of America. The Julie Herzig Desnick Grant Committee was impressed by the comprehensive description Dr. Craft provided for her project, the research design, and its potential significance for archaeology. Dr. Craft's advisor and major professor in the Department of Classics is Dr. Daniel Pullen, Professor and Chairman. Congratulations Dr. Craft!
Biological Science/Neuroscience Postdoctoral Oral Competition Day
The Biological Science/Neuroscience Postdoctoral Oral Competition Day held on Monday March 6, 2017 in the King Life Science Building event was a huge success! Congratulations to Dale Bosco (Ren Lab). Dale was the winner of the $500 shopping spree sponsored by VWR lab supply. Dale presented on roles in spinal cord injury. Below are photos from the event. "Click Here" for a flyer of all the presentations and participants.
Spring 2017 Travel Award Recipients
Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Travel Award Recipients! The OPDA sponsored the travel of 7 Postdoctoral Scholars across the country to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.
|Allyson Gonzalez||Religion||Research & International Cinema and Literature in the 21st Cenury; Madrid, Spain||Aline Kalbian, Advisor|
|Anne Kellerman||Education||ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting; Honolulu, HI||Robert Spencer, Advisor|
|Erminia Fardone||Nuclear Physics||A Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) Conference; Bonita Springs, FL||Debi Fadool, Advisor|
|Florina Erbeli||Florida Center for Reading, Psychology||Scientific Studies of Reading Annual Meeting; Nova Scotia, Canada||Jeanette Taylor, Advisor|
|Lindley Graham||Scientific Computing||SIAM CSE17- Computational Science Engineering; Atlanta, GA||Max Gunzburger, Advisor|
|Martina Luchetti||Behavioral Science & Social Medicine||Association for Research in Personality Conference; Sacramento, CA||Angelina Sutin, Advisor|
|Shirpa Gupta||Chemistry and Biochemistry||American Chemical Society; San Francisco, CA||Jack Saltiel, Advisor|
Spring 2016 Travel Award Recipients
Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Travel Award Recipients! The OPDA sponsored the travel of 7 Postdoctoral Scholars across the country to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.
|Alina Adrasi||Chemistry of Semiconductors||American Chemical Society National Meeting; San Diego, CA||Michael Shatruk, Advisor|
|Rebecca Brower||Education||American Education Research Association; Washington, DC||Tamara B. Jones, Advisor|
|Audrey Grockowiak||Nuclear Physics||Stewardship Science Academic Programs; Bethesda, MD||Stanley Tozer, Advisor|
|Mathew Johnson||Biophysics/Structural Biology||NCMI Cyro-EM 3D Image Analysis Symposium; Lake Tahoe, CA||Elizabeth Stroupe, Advisor|
|Bernhard Mayer||Planetary Science||Lunar and Planetary Science Conference; Houston, TX||Munir Humayun, Advisor|
|Mark Rider||Biomedical Science||Cold Spring Harbor Workshop, Cold Spring Harbor, NY||David Meckes, Advisor|
|Laura Santonja||Thermal Analysis & Biomedical Engineering||International Confederation of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry; Orlando, FL||Rufina G. Alamo, Advisor|
|Zhenzhong Shi||Physics||American Physical Society, Baltimore, MD||
Dragana Popovic, Advisor
Fall 2016 Travel Award Recipients
Congratulations to our Fall 2016 Travel Award Recipients! The OPDA sponsored the travel of 7 Postdoctoral Scholars across the country to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.
|Trelani Chapman||Florida Center for Reading||Society for the Scientific Study of Reading; Portugal||Chris Lonigan, Advisor|
|Sarah Craft||Classics||Archaelogical Institute of American Annual Meeting; Toronto, Canada||Daniell Pullen, Advisor|
|Lida Ghazanfari||Biological Science/Biphysics||
Micro and Nanotechnologies for Medicine Workshop; Boston, MA
|Steve Lenhert, Advisor|
|Christain Reusche||Physics||LoopFest Conference; Buffalo, NY and Multi Boson Interactions; Madison, WI||Laura Reina, Advisor|
|Aditya Rotti||Physics||Cosmic Microwave Background S4 Workshop; Chicago, IL||Kevin Huffenberger, Advisor|
|Mingchao Wang||Mechanical Engineering||Materials Research Society Fall Meeting and Exhibit; Boston, MA||Shangchao Lin, Advisor|
Fall 2016 Postdoctoral Symposium Poster Competition
As part of the Fall Postdoctoral Symposium and National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, scholars were judged in 3 different divisions ($100 award checks to the top presenters) including a People's Choice Award. We extend our congratulations to the following award winners! (left to right) -
- Payal Ghoshi = 1st Place for Life Sciences. "Potential Effects of Deep Space Radiation on Vascular Function and Impact onAstronant Health"
- Tiglet Besara = 1st Place for Physical Sciences. "Hardest Known Biocompatible Intermetallic Compounds: B-Ti3AU"
- Katherine Dale = 1st Place for Interdisciplinary Research. "Mapping the Anatomy of Inspiration: Identifying and Analyzing Elicitors of Self-transcendent Emotions in Media"
- Veronique Richard = People's Choice Award. "Effects of a Creativity Supportive Environment on Divergent Thinking and Performance in Athletics"