Biology student has research recognized at conferences
|Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2016||Return to Archive|
A research project by WKU biology student Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville earned recognition at two recent conferences.
Ronkainen’s poster presentation on “Identification and Characterization of an Escherichia coli Bacteriophage Mutant Capable of Growing on a Nonpermissive Host” won first place at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science and earned second place and a $75 award at the joint meeting of the Southeastern and Kentucky-Tennessee branches of the American Society for Microbiology.
Ronkainen, a member of the Honors College and a FUSE grant recipient, is conducting her Honors thesis research in Dr. Rodney King’s laboratory at WKU.
The 102nd Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science was held Nov. 4-5 at the University of Louisville. The first joint meeting of the Southeastern and Kentucky-Tennessee branches of the American Society for Microbiology was held Nov. 11-12 at the University of North Alabama. More: WKU faculty, students recognized at KAS meeting.
Dr. King acknowledges partial support for this project from an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health Grant 5P20GM103436.
WKU Microbiology Club receives grant
WKU’s Microbiology Club has received a grant from the Kentucky-Tennessee branch of the American Society for Microbiology.
The mission of the WKU Student Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology is to promote student interest and enhance microbiology education at WKU, to further theoretical and practical knowledge of microbiology related research, to provide educational outreach programs to the community, and to promote student participation in local, state and national ASM meetings. The $300 grant from the Kentucky-Tennessee branch of the American Society for Microbiology will support WKU chapter activities.
For information, contact Dr. Rodney King, Microbiology Club advisor, at email@example.com or (270) 745-6910 or contact current club President Mehesan Kumaravelu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Rodney King, (270) 745-6910
On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.
WKU Center for Citizenship and Social Justice (CCSJ), in partnership with WKU Office of Sustainability, is set to host a campus conversation about climate change at 4 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 16) at the Mahurin Honors College & International Center.
The inaugural meeting of the WKU Learn and Earn Advisory Board was held Nov. 9 at the offices of Learn and Earn Business Partner SOKY Jobs.
WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.
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.
A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.
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