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Three nutrition graduate students to present research at state summit

Friday, November 7, 2014

Three College of Human Ecology graduate students will be among 10 representing Kansas State University at the 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in February 2015. All are  researching Kansas-related topics.

The three are:

• Curtis Maughan, doctoral student in human nutrition, for "Unsafe behaviors observed in consumers when cooking poultry and eggs." His faculty mentor is Edgar Chambers IV, university distinguished professor of human nutrition.

• Shelby Magnuson, master's student in human nutrition, for "Flavor of raw pecan cultivars grown in Kansas." Her faculty mentor is Kadri Koppel, assistant professor of human nutrition.

• Kavitha Penugonda, doctoral student in human nutrition, for "Iron bioavailability of sorghum, cowpea, corn and soybean fortified blended foods." Her faculty mentor is Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human nutrition.

Selections were based on their research presentations at Research and the State sponsored by the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School, the office of the president and the office of the provost. Research and the State involved 37 participants from five colleges and 15 departments. Each winner received a $250 scholarship.

The annual statewide summit for Kansas legislators features current research of graduate students at K-State, 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 two presenters from each university will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

This article was posted on Friday, November 7, 2014, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.