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Student Poster Contest

Thank you for voting for your favorite student posters.  

The People's Choice Award was presented to:
Elisabeth Currit, Tessa Cantrell, Shannon Lambson, Alex Long, Jansen Nipko, Heather Phipps, and Nathan Thompson of Brigham Young University (BYU) for their poster Recreation or Regression: Assessing the Effect of Human Activities on Desert Carbon Sequestration in Bears Ears National Monument. 

The Student Poster Contest was a part of the Eco Expo, where our community met with emerging leaders, and explored the next generation of sustainability professional's research, projects and programs. 


Thank you to GSBS Architects for sponsoring the Student Poster Contest! 



Sustainability Research (Undergraduate)

Category Winner:
Katelyn Tenney, Weber State University 

The Willingness-to-Pay for a Carbon Tax in Utah

Erica Lee, Weber State University 
Rapid Growth and Tourism Impacts in Moab, Utah

Tyler Rich, Utah State University
The State of US Transit Electrification and Associated Public Policy: A Quantitative Analysis

Katelyn Oyler, Camelia Becerril, Hannah Kilcrease; Weber State University 
Does Environmental Messaging Work?

Tyler M. Hacking, Clayton Rawson, Jonathan Cook, Michael T. Stevens, Erin Riggs; Utah Valley University
Mysteries of the Morchella: Biogeochemical, Environmental, and Ecological Associations

Haylee Nelson, Tyler Jefferies, Paul Walker, Logan Reichow; Weber State University 
Investigating the Role of an Environmental Message on the Perceptions of Sustainability in the Winter Sports Industry

Abigail Tadlock, Collin Gustafson, Jack Fernald; Mount Holyoke College, Arizona State University, Weber State University 
2022 NSF REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Sustainable Energy (U-RISE)

Jackson Rose, Perry Martin; Utah Valley University
Advanced Alkaline Amine Fuel Cell

Hunter Riccardelli, Weber State University
Does Air Pollution Negatively Affect Wage?

Curtis Soderborg, Weber State University  
Mapping Threats to Solitude: The Impacts of Crowding on the Wilderness Character of the Mount Timpanogos Wilderness Area 

Zoey Krumroy, Weber State University
Perceptions of Water Use at Weber State

Sustainability in Creative Arts & Humanities

Category Winner:
Dallas J. Herndon, University of Utah

Valley: Three Corners of Our Room; An Interdisciplinary Work for Chamber Choir, Solo Instruments, and Electronics

Maggie Scholle, University of Utah
Extremely Low Comfort: A Photostory



Sustainability Research (Graduate)

Category Winner:
Sterling Kerr, Jordan Maxwell, Sam St. Clair; Brigham Young University

Fire and Mechanical Treatments Differentially Affect Aspen Recruitment Under High Herbivory Pressure 

Pheej Lauj, University of Utah
Journey to Transdisciplinary Socio-Environmental Success: Lessons from COAST Card

Madelyn Purnell, University of Utah
Adapting to Change: Evolutionary History of Extremophile Nematodes in the Great Salt Lake

Reuben Attah, Kamaljeet Kaur, Kerry Kelly; University of Utah
Effects of Photochemical Aging and Interactions with Secondary Organic Aerosols on Cellular Toxicity of Combustion Particles.


Sustainability in Action

Category Winner:
Sofia Wombacher, Utah State University 

Sustainability Advocacy through Education: Fostering University Curricula Towards a Sustainable Future

Pheej Lauj, University of Utah
Using Community Listening Sessions to Co-Design the Potomac Watershed COAST Card

Emily Aase, Jens Ammon, Amy Guenther; Utah State University
Flood Prevention Through Stream Restoration

Elisabeth Currit, Tessa Cantrell, Shannon Lambson, Alex Long, Jansen Nipko, Heather Phipps, Nathan Thompson; Brigham Young University
Recreation or Regression: Assessing the Effect of Human Activities on Desert Carbon Sequestration in Bears Ears National Monument

Shannon Lambson, Brigham Young University
Lack of Proportional Representation of Women in Environmental Health Studies

Sustainability Education

Category Winner:
Lilian Taft, Utah State University

Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Educational Communication Using Interpretive Signage

Shaelynn Wood and Emelia Church, Weber State University 
Improving Air Quality Through Alternative Forms of Transportation 

Olivia Thomas, Angeline Tuyisabe, Emelia Church, Amy Patterson, Kedric Capron, Colton Desmond, Nicholas Sedgwick, Carson Hunt; Weber State University 
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Station Area Plans