President Ransdell participates in Posters-at-the-Capital
|Date: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014||Return to Archive|
Undergraduate are encouraged to highlight their discoveries, some of which may impact issues in our economy, both nationally and globally.
The event provides an opportunity for students to educate those who fund higher education understand why these experiences are so important while showcasing their cutting-edge research and scholarly achievements. The Governor, members of the General Assembly, and representatives from the students’ hometowns are able to engage directly with some of the state’s best scholars.
"The students at this conference are carrying out cutting-edge research," said Dr. Gordon C. Baylis, Vice President of Research at WKU. "This will prepare them for careers in research, but also is an excellent preparation for other careers: these students have shown themselves able to address and solve problems of the Commonwealth and the Nation, they will be leaders of a vibrant economy."
This event hosted collaboratively by Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University, is intended to help members of Kentucky’s legislature and the Governor better understand the importance of involving undergraduates in research, scholarly, and creative work.
To view abstracts and posters click here.
Bridge the gap between school and real-world experience by applying for a Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) Grant.
Dr. Nahid Gani, Assistant Professor of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa.
Dr. Jill Maples, WKU assistant professor of exercise science selected as co-winner in the first “Science Idol” competition at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Moon-Soo Kim, assistant professor in chemistry at WKU, has received a $249,978 National Science Foundation grant for students to work with WKU and South Korean collaborators to develop a point-of-care diagnostic for pathogen detection.