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23 WKU students to present research at 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol
|Date: Monday, February 8th, 2016||Return to Archive|
Twenty-three WKU students, including four from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 25 in Frankfort.
In its 15th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol helps to increase understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of students among those responsible for higher education funding in Kentucky. The program runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Eastern time) with special remarks in the Capitol Rotunda at 10:45 a.m. (Eastern time). Speakers will include WKU President Gary Ransdell.
- Benjamin McDonald, a senior from London, Jared Walden, a junior from Scottsville, and Bryce Aberg, a senior from Nashville, Tennessee, will present Graphene-based Hybrid Nanocomposites for Aerospace and Renewable Energy Applications: Interfaces and Nanoscale Morphology-Promoted Synergistic Effects. Faculty mentor: Sanju Gupta
- John Robert Bertram, a senior from Jamestown, will present Marketable, Heat-Harvesting Devices for Greener Energy Solutions. Faculty mentors: Matthew Nee and Hemali Rathnayake
- Nolan Calhoun, a Gatton Academy senior from Corinth, will present Incidences of the *6A Variant on Exon 1 and The Single Nucleotide Polymorphism on Exon 7 of the Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Receptor Type 1 Gene in Colorectal Cancer Patients With More Than One Tumor. Faculty mentor: Julia Carter
- Morgan Duff, a senior from Louisville, will present A Study of Chemistry: for Wind Ensemble. Faculty mentors: Michael Kallstrom and Stuart Burris
- Juliana Eovino, a senior from Louisville, will present Women’s Perceptions of Muscular Body Image and Its Impact on Eating Disorders. Faculty mentors: Frederick Grieve and Daniel McBride
- Kelly Fussman, a senior from Hendersonville, Tennessee, will present Outcomes of a Speech & Language Pilot Program for International Students. Faculty mentor: Mary Lloyd Moore
- Madison K. Heine, a senior from Sturgis, and Taylor G. Billings, a senior from Evansville, Indiana, will present New Platinum Compounds May Kill Cancer Without Causing Hearing Side-Effects. Faculty mentors: Michael E. Smith and J. David Monroe
- Nicholas David Henderson, a senior from Lewisport, and Zackary Ronnie Houck, a senior from Dayton, Ohio, will present Architecture Providing a Sustainable Community. Faculty mentor: Shahnaz Aly
- Hayden Hickey, a senior from Louisville, will present Is Workplace Justice Blind? Social Media Use in Employee Selection. Faculty mentor: Amber Schroeder
- Lillian Hoskinson, a senior from Georgetown, will present Tutor in a Bag: Reaching Struggling Readers. Faculty mentors: Nancy F. Hulan and J. Dusteen Knotts
- Jacob Hubbuch, a junior from London, will present Novel Self-Patented Gold Nanoparticles for Antineoplastic Activity. Faculty mentor: Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy
- Abbigail Pace, a senior from Hopkinsville, will present Psychological Distress and Malnutrition Biomarkers are associated with Head and Neck Cancer Progression and Survival. Faculty mentors: Elizabeth Cash, Adam Seibert, Whitney Rebholz and Liz Wilson
- Eura Shin, a Gatton Academy senior from Morehead, and Jenna Ellis, a Gatton Academy senior from Sparta, will present The Development of a Computer Program to Simplify Complex Knot Diagrams using Global Moves. Faculty mentor: Uta Ziegler
- Megan Sircy, a senior from Lafayette, Tennessee, will present Nursing Home Administrators’ Perceived Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Faculty mentor: Christian Williams
- Katryn I. Steenbergen, a doctoral student from Lucas, will present Functional Performance and Health Knowledge after a Combination Exercise, Health Education, and Bingo Game. Faculty mentor: Jason Crandall
- Paula Stepp, a senior from Oak Grove, will present Novel Self-Patented Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Susceptibility Testing. Faculty mentor: Rajalingham Dakshinamurthy
- Frankie Wallace, a senior from Georgetown, will present Analytically Assessing the Safety of Innovative Technologies in the Future of Wastewater Treatment. Faculty mentor: Matthew Nee
- Alexandra Wright, a Gatton Academy senior from Union, will present Reactions of Anticancer Analogs with Proteins and DNA. Faculty mentor: Kevin Williams
Contact: Cheryl Davis, (270) 745-6733
WKU Biologist Nancy Rice will be talking about “The Magic, Mystery and Misfortune of Modern Kenya” in WKU Libraries’ Far Away Places series on Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Drakes Creek Middle School Library was recognized on Thursday, January 25 for being this year’s winner for the School Library Grant sponsored by the Friends of WKU Libraries.
Twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students from the Ogden College of Science & Engineering earned honors at the research competition held during the Kentucky Academy of Science's annual meeting in November.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
Shelby Bandel, a graduate student in Psychological Sciences at WKU, is a recipient of a 2017 Graduate Research Scholarship from the American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.
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