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Twenty-seven students took home awards for their research and creative scholarship posters and oral presentations during the recent "This is Research: Student Symposium 2017" in the Student Center. The winners were announced during an awards ceremony April 20 in the Student Center ballroom.

Undergraduate Research Awards

Undergraduate first-place winners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math were Jennifer Kaczmarek of Chemical Engineering for her oral presentation and David Hall of Chemical Engineering and Ethan Hofer of Materials Engineering in a tie for first in the poster presentations.

In the Social Science and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities section, Kelsie Shipley of English won first place for the oral presentation while Crystal Harrell of Sociology won first for the poster presentation.

Graduate Research Awards

Graduate first-place winners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math were Rakish Shrestha of Mechanical Engineering for his oral presentation and Morgan Ellis of Chemical Engineering for her poster presentation.

In the Social Science and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities section, Ian Cero of Psychology won first place for his oral presentation while Steven Boomhower and Paige Hartman of Psychology tied for first in the poster presentations.

The symposium gives Auburn and Auburn Montgomery students an opportunity to come together to share their research and creative projects. More than 470 undergraduate and graduate students, up from 350 last year, participated in the event.

A complete list of winners, as well as more information about their projects, is available on the "This is Research: Student Symposium 2017" website.

(Written by Christy Brown.)