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Fall 2013 Ready, Set, Research! Competition Winners

Six colleges and 21 programs were represented in the Ready, Set, Research! Competition. This semester, Master’s students and doctoral students competed against other students at their respective levels with a total of 28 students competing (10 Master’s; 18 Doctoral). This semester’s event was a huge success and the competitors came prepared and ready to win. We had standing room only for those that came to watch! 

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2013 Ready, Set, Research! Competition:

Master’s Winners: 

  • $1000 First Place: Erica Saenz-Trevino, Biology
  • $750 Second Place: Sean Matthew Vina, Sociology
  • $500 People’s Choice: Sharon Kwee, Biomedical Engineering

Master’s Winners (from left to right):  Sharon Kwee (People’s Choice), Erica Saenz-Trevino (1st Place), Sean Vina (2nd Place)

Doctoral Winners:

  • $1000 First Place: Willie Hale, Psychology
  • $750 Second Place: Xiao (Jerry) Zhang, Information Systems
  • $500 People’s Choice: Rebecca Sosa, Biology

Doctoral Winners (from left to right):  Rebecca Sosa (People’s Choice), Willie Hale (1st Place), Jerry Zhang (2nd Place)

Congratulations to the winners and of course to each of our competitors, all of whom did an amazing job! A special thank you goes out to our incredible panel of judges:

  • Kevin Price, J.D.
  • Carla Pezzia, Ph.D.
  • Michelle Stevenson, Ph.D.

Master’s Competitors (in no particular order):  Farrah Brooks, Chad Sundol, Anna King, Cristina Papescu, Sharon Kwee, Sean Vina, Vanessa Langston, Erica Saenz-Trevino, Micah Bland, Travis Block

Doctoral Competitors (in no particular order):  Rebecca Sosa, Snigdha Boppidi, Kelli Bipert, Daphne Villarreal, Rongkai Guo, George Clark, Nabraj Bhattarai, Willie Hale, Mario Flores, Danielle Gordon, Justin Garcia, Magaly Salinas, Enrique Sosa, Jerry Zhang, Guillermo Naranjo, Don Davis, Pedro Trejo Jr., Linda Nagore

Fall 2013 Ready, Set, Research! Competitors

The date for the spring 2014 competition has already been set. Be on the lookout for emails advertising the event and asking for participants around the start of the spring 2014 semester!

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