Three teams of Radiologic Sciences students placed first, second and third in the Royal Domingo Student Essay Competition at the Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, held Feb. 5-7. Thirty-three papers were accepted into the national competition, nine from Boise State University.
These student teams conducted primary research projects with the intent to disseminate the findings as a research paper. Papers were submitted and selected for the competition. Certificates and cash prizes were awarded to all three winning teams:
- First place was awarded to Brooke Newhouse, Michelle Moon, and Kaitlyn Loveland for their paper titled, Cleanliness in the Radiology Department.
- Second place was awarded to Ivy Edwards, Amanda Koslosky and Brandilyn Richner for their paper titled, Methods of Imaging Scholiosis to Reduce Breast Dose.
- Third place was awarded to Scott Hartley, Arlen Longeteig and Allan Lloyd for their paper titled, The Utilization of Lead Equivalent Scatter Attenuation Drapes during Surgical Procedures.
“I am very proud of the students’ accomplishments! They worked so hard on their research,” stated Associate Clinical Professor Erica Wight, faculty advisor for the student teams.
Additionally, the Boise State Radiologic Sciences students were successful in the Student Challenge at the conference. Twenty-two Boise State students were among the 387 students participating in the challenge. Four Boise State students – Angela Herrera, Shilo Waltman, Rachel Mandeville, and Allan Lloyd – made it to the final 12 of the competition.