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Three grad students chosen for Capitol Research Summit

Monday, November 2, 2015

Three graduate students from the College of Human Ecology were among the 10 chosen to represent K-State at the 13th Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Feb. 2 at the State Capitol in Topeka.

Selections were based on students’ research presentations on topics important to Kansas at Research and the State on campus last week.

They are:

• Bryant Miller, master's student in marriage and family therapy for "What can we learn about health from Kansas teens: results of the Kansas adolescent health needs assessment." His faculty mentor is Elaine Johannes, associate professor of family studies and human services.

• Nicole Delimont, master's student in human nutrition, for "Protein quality and micronutrient availability of extruded corn, soy, sorghum, and cowpea fortified-blended foods." Her faculty mentor is Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human nutrition.

• David Gomez, master's student in human nutrition, for "Consumer acceptance of dry dog food visual characteristics." His faculty mentor is Edgar Chambers IV, university distinguished professor of human nutrition.

Research and the State involved 50 participants from four colleges and 20 departments. The event was sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School, the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President. Each winner received a $250 scholarship.

At the Capitol Graduate Research Summit, the students have the opportunity to present and showcase their research in front of the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas legislators. The annual statewide summit for Kansas legislators features 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. A university professor and an industry representative will judge the poster and student presentations. The top presenter from each university will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

This article was posted on Monday, November 2, 2015, and is filed under College News, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.