Annual Sustainability Forum

The Tracy Farmer Institute sponsors an annual forum (formerly showcase) to highlight the accomplishments of UK students and their faculty mentors who conduct interdisciplinary research in environmental and sustainability science and policy. We encourage poster submissions in the areas of environmental science, environmental and public health, economic and social policy, manufacturing and materials sciences, and engineering and design. To further challenge students, we offer the option of participating in a best poster contest. Posters are judged by Faculty of the Environment and monetary prizes are awarded to the top graduate and undergraduate students.

2016 Sustainability Forum: Best Posters

The 2016 Sustainability Forum was held in conjunction with the Appalachian Center on December 1st at the Hilary J. Boone Center. Student posters were scored by judges based on clarity, content and presentation. TFISE presented awards to the top graduate and undergraduate poster in the traditional research track and an overall award was presented to the top poster in the nontraditional track which included designs, concepts, and art.  The Appalachian Center presented a top award for an Appalachian focused project.   

Graduate Category:

Amanda Skidmore, UK Department of Entomology
The Impact of Tillage on Squash Bee Nesting site Selection
Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Bessin (Entomology)


Undergraduate Category:

Ashley Hall, UK Department of Civil Engineering
Viability of Artificial Sweeteners and Pharmaceuticals as Fecal Source and Fecal Age Indicators
Advisor: Dr. Gail Brion (Civil Engineering)


 Concepts Category:

Edward Lannom & William Hodges, UK Department of Landscape Architecture
Retrofitting the Retro: Southland Drive
Advisor: Dr. Carolina Segura (Landscape Architecture)

Appalachian Center Award:

Wesley Dement, UK Department of Forestry
Effect of Grading on Productivity of High-Value Tree Species in Appalachian Surface Mines
Advisor: Dr. John Lotka (Forestry)



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