PULLMAN, Wash.—At Washington State University’s largest-ever Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 28, 52 of the 231 students presenting just over 200 posters landed a total of 46 awards, announced Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, event host.

The awards total $10,300. There were 20 crimson awards (the highest possible), 17 gray awards (the second highest), 7 novice awards (for students working up to two semesters on their research and who show exceptional promise), and 2 early career awards (for freshmen and sophomores only).

In the category of Engineering and Physical Sciences, BSYSE student, Lauren Celmer, mentored by Shyam Sablani, received a Gray Award for “Microencapsulation of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Rich Flax Seed Oil Using Pea Protein Isolate;”

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