Cultivar Project

Thesis Competition

Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2014

  • 10th Annual AAHHE Conference, March 12 - 14, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Dallas – Frisco Hotel Convention Center & Spa, Frisco, TX

This competition is open to any U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident Hispanic who has completed a thesis that focuses on Food and the Agricultural Sciences, between December 2012 and August 1, 2014. Theses are eligible if they are in domains related to the USDA priority areas, including: Food Safety, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, Childhood Obesity, and Global Food Security & Hunger.

The top three winners will be invited and sponsored to attend the 10th Annual AAHHE National Conference (March 11—14, 2015) at the Embassy Suites Dallas – Frisco Hotel Convention Center & Spa, Frisco, TX to present their theses and receive their award, as well as participate in the Career Preparation Institute.

The first place winner will receive an award of $3,000, the second place winner will receive $2,000, and the third place winner will receive $1,000. Selected individuals applying for this award will also be invited and sponsored to attend the 10th Annual AAHHE National Conference and participate in the 4th Annual Career Preparation Institute.

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2014 AAHHE/USDA-NIFA/TAMUCC
Outstanding Thesis Award Recipients

Tatiana Márquez

Tatiana Márquez
1st Place Winner

Factors influencing the deployment of utility scale solar power in the United States
The University of Arizona

Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla

Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla
2nd Place Winner

Assessment of the genetic diversity of Puerto Rican sweet potato
(l pomoea batatas (L.) Lam.)

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

2013 AAHHE/USDA-NIFA/TAMUCC
Outstanding Thesis Award Recipients

Stephany Alvarez-Ventura

Stephany Alvarez-Ventura
1st Place Winner

Measuring Impacts of Neem Oil and Amitraz on Varroa Destructor and
Apis Mellifera in Different Agricultural Systems of South Florida

Florida International University
Rebbeca Duar

Rebbeca Duar
2nd Place Winner

Adaptation and Validation of Food Product Specific Analytical Methods for Monitoring Prebiotics Present in Different Types of Processed Food Matrices
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2012 AAHHE/USDA-NIFA/TAMUCC
Outstanding Thesis Award Recipients

Xiomara Elias-Argote

Xiomara Elias-Argote
1st Place Winner

Effects of Milk Processing on the
Milk Fat Globule Membrane Constituents

California Polytechnic State University
Luz Eliana Pinilla

Luz Eliana Pinilla
2nd Place Winner

Utilization of Sorghum in El Salvador:
Grain, Flour, and End-Product Quality

Texas A&M University-College Station
Maria Isabel Quintero

Maria Isabel Quintero
3rd Place Winner

Adherence Inhibition of Cronobacter Sakazakii and Other Pathogens by Prebiotic Oligosaccharides, Plant Extracts, and Other Naturally Derived Molecules
University of Nebraska-Lincoln