Postgraduate Poster Competition

16 September 2016
Postgraduate Poster Competition

 

The annual Postgraduate Poster competition once again saw innovative research presented in a creative way.

There were 65 entries – 10 more than last year, with the top 20 entries going toward the Exposure competition.

Associate Professor Gordon Miskelly presented the awards alongside Student Experience Advisor Lauren Collins who was impressed by the high-quality of entries.

“It’s so important to celebrate the Postgrad student’s ongoing work,” says Lauren.

The posters were of a very high standard and the judges had difficulty not only choosing the award winners, but also in determining which 20 should go forward to the University Exposure competition.

Thirteen posters were awarded Merit (5), High Distinction (5). Three of the top 13 posters were prepared by students who were also finalists in the 3 minute thesis competition (Samuel Hitchman, Thomas Saunders and Nazish Zaman Khan). 

"So they are communicating well via multiple media,” says Gordon, who was also very impressed with how well the event ran.

“There were several comments from students, professional staff, and Heads of Departments about how well-run and enjoyable the event was.  Lauren Collins can be commended on her organisational skills and the friendly and efficient way she ensured the event ran smoothly,” says Gordon.

 

Congratulations to our talented students.

 

Ranking

Name

Title

Department/ School

1st

Ashley Sinead Flood

The Secret Language of the New Zealand Paddle Crab

Institute of Marine Science

2nd

Daisy Shepherd

OV-Distance: Simple, but effective?

Statistics

3rd

Katie Parish

Reducing the Floral Aroma of Sauvignon blanc Wine

Chemical Sciences

 

 

 

 

High Distinction

Charlotte Vandermeer

Grape marc extract can handle the heat!

Chemical Sciences

High Distinction

Lakshika Perera

The good without the bad: selective chelators for beryllium encapsulation

Chemical Sciences

High Distinction

Janine Marie Hill

Mind over Matter: How Fear and Cognitive Appraisal Affect Athletes' Outcomes Post-Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Psychology

High Distinction

Helena Jayne Newton

The Predictive Power of Post-Colonial Ideologies

Psychology

High Distinction

Samuel Hitchman

Measuring apple firmness with laser ultrasound

Physics

 

 

 

 

Merit

Thomas Saunders

Uncovering New Zealand's Alien Wasps

Biological Science

Merit

Charlotte Gibson

Great Expectations: Are Parents' Expectations Related to Infants Cooperative Understanding?

Psychology

Merit

Nazish Zaman Khan

WARNING: Extinction of Females in Computer Science

Comptuer Science

Merit

Jules Devaux

Mitochondrial adaptations involved in hypoxia tolerance: New-Zealand Triplefin fish as a unique test model.

Biological Science

Merit

Christine Liang

Reef islands: Are they disappearing?

Environmental Science

 

 

 

 

14th

Claire Cadwallader

Long-Term Potentiation in Aging

Psychology

15th

Jingwen Mao

Modeling Facial Expression and Microexpression with the Auckland Face Simulator

Psychology

16th

Timothy Christopher

The Origins of Life : Peptide formation following amino acid sorption to a metal oxide.

Chemical Sciences

17th

Fang Ou

Live/dead bacterial detection using the optrode

Physics

18th

Tayla Rees

Is the Future of Obesity and Diabetes Treatment Biased?

Biological Science

19th

Chloe Cho

Is it safe to humans? Is it safe to environments? -a novel biodegradable antimicrobial polymers

Chemical Sciences

20th

Nina Novikova

Porphyrins and Light
Using light to treat cancer: Phototherapy

Chemical Sciences