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Beltsville Agricultural Research Center's
"Student Poster Competition" 2008


Winners of the High School Division 2008 Poster Day

Left to right: Renjit Thomas, Chinwe Madubata, Vern Pursel (FAR-B Representative), and Jonathan Brevard

The competition was fierce! There were 31 posters that represented the full gamut of BARC's research projects. Please join the Area Office in thanking our Student Judges and congratulating this years winners. The awards are sponsored by Friends of Agricultural Research-Beltsville (FAR-B)

First Prize:
Chinwe Madubata, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Effect of Sarcomere Length on Efficacy of Meat Tenderization Treatments
Mentor: Brian Bowker, Food Safety Laboratory, Animal Nutrition Research Institute
Second Prize:
Renjit Thomas, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Change in the DNA of "Escherichia coli" in Bulk Tank Milk
Mentor: Insook Son, Environmental Microbial Safety Laboratory, Animal Nutrition Research Institute
Third Prize:
Jonathan Brevard, Oxon Hill High School
Nitrous Oxide Emissions in No-Till, Conventional Till, and Organic Farming Systems
Mentor: Milutin Djurikovic, Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, Animal Nutrition Research Institute

A huge "Thank You" to this years Student Judges: Robert Li, Bob Farrar, Bill Kustas, Susan Lawrence, Phyllis Martin, Edith Blackwell, Alma Solis, Bruce Whitaker, Matt Lewis, Geoff White, Michael Cosh, Cristina Paul, Arvind Bhagwat, Dawn Harrison, and Tahira Fatima.