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Corporate Relations January 2016 Winners
We are excited to announce the first round of Alaska Airlines Travel Award winners.

The Grantees

Thanks to the generosity of Alaska Airlines, 40 WSU faculty and graduate students can engage in learning and outreach activities related to key sustainability research areas: the food-energy-water nexus, built environment, biofuels, and aerospace. The winners and the activities they will engage in are below.

Food, Energy, Water

Cornelius Adewale, research assistant
Department: Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources
Traveling to: The International Society for Ecological Modeling Global Conference

Nicole Aluwi, graduate student
Department: School of Food Science
Traveling to: IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2016

Rachel Bomberger, research associate
Department: Plant Pathology
Traveling to: 4th National Meeting of the National Plant Diagnostic Network

Andrew Child, graduate student
Department: School of the Environment
Traveling to: North American Lake Management Society Conference

Greg Collinge, graduate student
Department: Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and BioEngineering
Traveling to: The 251st American Chemic Society National Meeting & Exposition

Mahmoud Ebrahim Mosa Shehata, research assistant
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Traveling to: River Flow 2016 Conference

David Favero, research assistant
Department: Crop and Soil Sciences
Traveling to: Plant Biology 2016 Conference

Eric Gale, research assistant
Department: Horticulture
Traveling to: American Society of Enology and Viticulture Annual Meeting

Ryan Kowalski, graduate student
Department: School of Food Science
Traveling to: American Association of Cereal Chemists International Annual Meeting

Marc Kramer, assistant professor
Department: School of the Environment
Traveling to: Annual Hawaii Ecosystems Meeting

Megan Lewien, research assistant
Department: Crop and Soil Sciences
Traveling to: 2016 American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America annual meeting

John Lupinacci, assistant professor
Department: Teaching and Learning
Traveling to: American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting

Xiaochi Ma, research assistant
Department: Crop and Soil Sciences
Traveling to: The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science of America 2016 International Annual Conference

Jean-Sabin McEwen, assistant professor
Department: Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and BioEngineering
Traveling to: The 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition

Gerald Page, post-doc
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Travling to: Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting 2016

Ewa Pietrysiak, graduate student
Department: School of Food Science
Traveling to: IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2016

Alexandra “Sasha” Richey, research associate
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Traveling to: Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture – An International Conference Linking Science and Policy 2016

Begum Rabeya Rushi, research associate
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Traveling to: ABJ 2016 Conference of Society of Women Engineers

Min Kyu Song, assistant professor
Department: School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Traveling to: 6th Annual Next-Generation Energy Storage Conference

John Bishop, associate professor
Department: School of Biological Sciences
Internal event: Dr. Bishop is bringing two speakers to the WSU Vancouver Science Seminars.

Timothy Ginn, professor
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Internal event: Dr. Ginn is bringing two speakers to WSU Pullman for a seminar series.

 

 

 

 

Boeing Aerospace

Younghwan Cha, research assistant
Department: School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Traveling to: 2016 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibits

Rishikesh Ghogare, graduate student
Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Traveling to: 38th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Conference

Subhanshu Gupta, assistant professor
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Traveling to: 2016 Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition

Jung-In Lee, post-doc
Department: School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Traveling to: 18th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries

Rahul Panat, associate professors
Department: School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Traveling to: 145th annual meeting of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

McKinstry Built Environment

TrashWall Student Team: Jannita Bolin and Jodi Bowe
Department: Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Traveling to: National Sustainable Design Expo

Zhao Chen, research assistant
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Traveling to: 11th International Conference on Concrete Pavements

Liv Haselbach, associate professor
Department: Civil Engineering
Traveling to: ASTM E60 Sustainability Fall Meeting

Somayeh Nassiri, assistant professor
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Traveling to: International Concrete Pavement Conference

Richard “Reed” Norton, research assistant
Department: School of the Environment
Traveling to: Society of Wetland Scientists 2016 Annual Conference

Milena Rangelov, research assistant
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Traveling to: 11th International Conference on Concrete Pavements

Xinghui Zhao, assistant professor
Department: School of Engineering and Computer Science
Traveling to: 30th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium

NARA Biofuels

Ali Abghari, graduate student
Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Traveling to: 38th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals

Sujala Bhattarai, graduate student
Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Traveling to: 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Natalie Martinkus, research assistant
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Traveling to: ESRI Users Conference

Michael “Brennan” Pecha, graduate student
Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Traveling to: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Xiaochao Xiong, postdoc 
Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Traveling to: 66th Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Annual Meeting