Landscape Architecture Students Excel at 2018 Undergraduate Research Awards

Logan Staley, 4th year BLA, along with his teammate from Eberly College of Science, was awarded the top prize in this year’s record-breaking Undergraduate Research Exhibition that welcomed a 50% increase in submissions from across Penn State. In addition, three students from Dr. Stephen Mainzer’s LARCH 450: Geodesign elective placed in two categories. Here is a summary of the winners from Penn State Landscape Architecture:

Gerard A. Hauser Award

Ethan Liu, Eberly College of Science, and Logan Staley, College of Arts & Architecture — “Exploring the Economic Utilization of Invasive Species to Improve the Select Health of Ecosystems in Cuba,” faculty sponsor Jacqueline McLaughlin. **See the full Penn State story about the winning CHANCE Cuba project here:

Oral and Performances

Second place: Thomas Wert, College of Arts and Architecture — “Re-envisioning Johnston Square,” faculty sponsor Stephen Mainzer

Third place: Lucas Tranchita, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences — “Potential Wetland Sites to Reduce Flooding along the Buffalo Bayou in Houston, TX,” faculty sponsor Stephen Mainzer

Library Literacy Awards

Third place: Cristina Frass, College of Arts and Architecture — “Tackling Flooding Issues in Houston,” faculty sponsor Stephen Mainzer

Congratulations to all of the winners! For the complete Penn State News release, see the story here: