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2017 Best Student Presentation Award Winners

Six students were recognized at the 68th National Conference for best student presentations in oral, poster and flash talk for enology and viticulture. Here are the following winners:


  • Oral Presentation: Jake Uretsky, University of California, Davis, A Preliminary Study of Taxonomic and Geographic Relationships among Accessions of Vitis berlandieri and Associated Taxa
  • Poster Presentation: Karla Huerta, University of California, Davis, Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Wild Vitis from Northern and Central Mexico
  • Flash Talk: Garret Stahl, Washington State University, Tri-Cities, Evaluation of Stomatal Conductance as an Irrigation Scheduling Tool in Grapevine

 Enology: (sponsored by Lallemand)

  • Oral Presentation: Zachary Cartwright, Washington State University, Pullman, Reduction of Brettanomyces bruxellensis Populations from Oak Barrel Staves Using Steam
  • Poster Presentation: Lingjun Ma, University of California, Davis, Tannin Reacts with SO2 during Aging, Yielding Newly Discovered Flavan-3-ol Sulfonates in Wine
  • Flash Talk: Paul Mawdsley, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, Effect of Timing of Cluster Thinning on Pinot noir Grapes and Wines

“The quality of the presentations submitted by the students each year is impressive,” said Kristen Barnhisel of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, ASEV second vice president and chair for the Scholarship Committee and Best Student Presentation Committee. “I love that I get to work with some of the best students in the nation and give them a conduit to start a career in the industry through scholarships, professional development, mentorship and networking during the conference.”