Thanks to the Nebraska Corn Board for sponsoring the 2014 Water for Food Conference Poster Competition.
The poster competition took place on Tuesday, October 21st as part of the 2014 Water for Food Conference. The posters recognized current research focused on “Harnessing the Data Revolution to Ensure Water and Food Security from Field to Global Scales,” and were submitted in the following categories:
- Data from field to global scales
- Yield gaps and water productivity
- Innovations in data systems
- Data to better understand climate systems
- Water, Food and Health
- Economic and policy dimensions of Water for Food
- General topics related to Water for Food
Prior to the conference, twenty-one students entered an online competition. Prizes for the top three finishers included free conference registration and $1,500, $1,000 and $750 in travel support for first, second and third place, respectively. University of Nebraska faculty served as jurors for the online competition.
First Place: Vasudha Sharma, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Second Place: Pamela Pena, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Third Place: Emma Brinley Buckley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
All students who presented their work at the conference were entered into the Scholarly Competition. The prize winners of the scholarly competition were determined by a body of academic judges at the conference. Prizes for the top three finishers were $1,500, $1,000 and $750 in cash for first, second and third place, respectively.
First Place: Samuel Zipper, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Second Place: Vasudha Sharma, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Third Place: Waled Suliman, Washington State University
During the poster session, all conference participants had the opportunity to vote for a favorite poster as part of the Viewers’ Choice Competition. The prizes for the Viewers’ Choice Winner and Honorable Mention were $1,000 and $750 in cash, respectively.
Winner: Emma Brinley Buckley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Honorable Mention: Yulie Meneses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thank you to all poster competition participants, judges and conference attendees for making the event highly successful. Photos from the poster competition are available here.