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Faculty fellow Anurag Agrawal's presentation on monarch butterfly decline took first place in the Atkinson Center's 2015 Trustee Council pitch and poster contest, held on October 22 

TCAM 2015 Sustainability Poster Competition

October 28, 2015

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Faculty fellow Anurag Agrawal's presentation on monarch butterfly decline took first place in the Atkinson Center's 2015 Trustee Council pitch and poster contest, held on October 22. Trustee Council members and other attendees judged 14 researchers' 50-second pitches and posters on topics from renewable energy, to sustainable communities, to tracking free-roaming dogs, to plant pest control. Todd Glass '88, chair of the Council Interest Group for Sustainability emceed the competition with ACSF director Frank DiSalvo. (Watch video of the pitches.)

The following projects won awards:

First Place - Monarchs through Space and Time: Preserving an Iconic Migratory Butterfly

Faculty: Anurag Agrawal (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Bruce Lewnstein (Communication), Steven Wolf (Natural Resources)
Other: Karin Gustafsson (Postdoctoral Associate), Hidetoshi Inamine (PhD Candidate)

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Second Place - Coupling Anaerobic Digestion and Hydrothermal Liquifaction for Sustainable Energy Generation and Waste Recovery in Dairy Operations

Faculty: Jeff Tester (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering), Michal Moore (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering), Thomas Overton (Animal Science), Lars Angenent (Biological & Environmental Engineering)
Other: Roy Posmanik (Postdoctoral Associate - Presenter), Joseph Usack (PhD Candidate)

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Third Place - Farmer-led Curriculum on Agroecology, Climate Change, Nutrition, and Social Equity in Malawi and Tanzania

Faculty: Rachel Bezner Kerr (Development Sociology), David Wolfe (Horticulture), Sera Young (Nutritional Sciences), Laurie Drinkwater (Horticulture)
Other: Carrie Young (PhD Candidate), Vicky Santoso (PhD Candidate), H. Khan (Undergraduate)

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