Fidele Abedi took second place in the annual Food Science and Human Nutrition Department Graduate Student Poster symposium at the University of Illinois. Fidele’s Poster focused on modeling stress/strain impacts on bananas during drying. Fidele was one of six finalists in the oral presentation category. The aim of this competition is to showcase innovative research conducted at UIUC. This work is supported by CARD and involves a shared research project with WPI.