Fifth Annual Outstanding Research Recognition Banquet

The Office of Research hosted the 2017 Research Banquet on Friday, May 5, featuring Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut and Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M Engineering Experimentation Station, Institute of Engineering Education and Innovation.

Designed to acknowledge and award excellence, the Research Banquet was initiated five years ago, offering students and faculty the opportunity to showcase their research accomplishments. The process of evaluation includes a thorough peer review, culminating in a commemorative certificate and plaque, as well as a cash award.

For the Vice President for Research and Economic Development Research Innovation Grants, the award recipients were Dr. Vinnay Gonela, College of Business Administration, Dr. Christina Hamilton, College of Education, Dr. Linh Pham, College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Agnes Tang, College of Education.

For the Outstanding Faculty Qualitative Scholarship Award, finalists included Dr. Jody Fry, College of Business Administration, Dr. DeAnna Harris-McKoy, College of Education, and Dr. Luke Nichter, College of Arts and Sciences. The award recipient was Dr. Luke Nichter.

For the Outstanding Faculty Quantitative Scholarship Award, finalists included Dr. Tyson Ang, College of Business Administration, Dr. Jody Fry, College of Business Administration, and Dr. Laura Weiser-Erlandson, College of Arts and Science. The award recipient was Dr. Tyson Ang.

For the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship Award, finalists included Ms. Erika Hernandez, College of Education, Ms. Sara LaComb, College of Education, and Mr. Manuel Velasquez-Pinzon, College of Business Administration. The award recipient was Mr. Manuel Velasques-Pinzon.

For the Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship Award, finalists included Ms. Sandra Blackwell, College of Education, Mr. Patrick Leech, College of Arts and Sciences, and Ms. Betty Latham, College of Arts and Sciences. The recipient was Ms. Betty Latham.

For the Outstanding Graduate Student Thesis Award, finalists included Mr. Andrew Anderson, College of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Jordan Barry, College of Arts and Sciences, and Mr. Daeeun Kim, College of Education. The recipient was Mr. Jordan Berry.

Prior to the awards ceremony, Dr. Dunbar met with girls participating in a summer Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) camp, an activity coordinated by the A&M University Library and Circulation Supervisor, Bessie Miller.