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Penugonda awarded two research scholarships at Topeka summit

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kavitha Penugonda, a doctoral student in human nutrition, was awarded two $500 scholarships at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Thursday.

Penugonda, from India, presented "Iron bioavailability of sorghum, cowpea, corn and soybean fortified blended foods” at the annual event in Topeka. The summit featured 10 Kansas State University graduate students - including three from the College of Human Ecology - whose research is important to Kansas.

She received a scholarship from the K-State Graduate School for being selected one of two top poster presenters. She also received a scholarship from BioKansas.

Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human nutrition, is her faculty mentor.

The other poster scholarship went to Ryan Schmid in entomology.

The statewide forum includes current research of graduate students at Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University and Pittsburg State University.

This article was posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.