TAMIU Names Winners in Academic Conference
Posted: 4/4/13

TAMIU’s Fifth Annual L.B. Vergara
Academic Conference Names Winners

Over 200 Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) undergraduate and graduate students presented their research, scholarly and creative activity at the recent Fifth Annual Lamar Bruni Vergara and Guillermo Benavides Z. Academic Conference Awards.

The Conference is TAMIU’s premier annual academic conference for all TAMIU students and is supported by the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust, J.C. Martin III and James H. Pearl.

The Conference Grand Prize for Graduate Students was awarded to Cristina Aguilar for her presentation “Julia.”

George-Thomas Pugh received the Undergraduate Grand Prize for his presentation, “Cloning and Sequencing the Vitellogenin Gene in Tilapiine Fishes.” Cash prizes were awarded for best presentations in various disciplines.

Other Awards to Graduate and Undergraduate students are as follows:

First Prize, Graduate – Education: Jun Young Hong and Aram Yoon; Arts and Humanities: Cristina Aguilar; Health and Life Sciences: Daniel Vera; Business: Manuel Hoffman, and Social and Behavioral Sciences: Wualu Altamira, Xochilt Tovar, Jacklyn Orr and Barbara Escamilla.

First Prize, Undergraduate – Business: Karl Heinz Stoeckler; Education: Jessica Rojas; Health and Life Sciences: George-Thomas Pugh;  Arts and Humanities: Claudia Rodriguez; Engineering, Mathematics and Physics: Dagoberto Melero ,and Social and Behavioral Sciences: Lorena Zapata.

Second Prize, Graduate – Education: Leticia Cantú; Arts and Humanities: Blanca Donovan; Health and Life Sciences: Pedro Villarreal; Business: Joel Hawkins, and Social and Behavioral Sciences: Rosario Benavides and Andrea Almendarez.

Second Prize, Undergraduate –  Business: Robbi Marlett; Education: Selma Herrera; Health and Life Sciences: Raul Ramos;  Arts and Humanities: Paola Rocha; Engineering, Mathematics and Physics: Enrique Villarreal, Eduardo Vásquez and Andres Ortegón, and Social and Behavioral Sciences: Raúl Ramos.

Undergraduate Top 10% Presentations – Javier Aguirre, Ignacio Alaniz, Emily Bueno, Jorge González, Rene A. García, Libia G. Lee and Vicente O. Ruiz.

For additional information on the Conference or participating in the 2013 offering, please contact the sponsoring Office of Graduate Studies and Research at 956.326.3020 or e-mail graduateschool@tamiu.edu

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