Ten Students Selected to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Ten Eastern Kentucky University students have been selected to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

The EKU students selected to make either poster or oral presentations at the event, March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, are:

·         Johnna Sizemore, biology major from London, and Emily Dixon, biology major from Cumberland, “Regulation of Alpha-Myosin Heavy Chain in Cardiac Remodeling Associated with Pregnancy,” Dr. Rebekah Waikel, faculty mentor.

·         Kristina Hamm, ASL-English interpreting major from Louisville, “Personality Types of Kentucky Interpreters and Its Effect on Team Interpreting,” Dr. Vicki Brashear, faculty mentor.

·         Matthew Thacker, history and physics major from Lexington, “Science in Modern Society: A Lack of Understanding,” Dr. John Bowes, faculty mentor.

·         Phillip Kyles, biology (pre-med) major from Lexington, “Matrix Isolation of Copper Naphthalene,” Dr. Jason Fuller, faculty mentor.

·         Rebecca Pickens, public relations major from Richmond, “Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Case: Ramifications on Media Coverage of Pit Bulls and Dogfighting,” Dr. Kathy Keltner-Previs, faculty mentor.

·         Sarah Lavendar, forensic science major from Russell, “A Legacy Restored: A Study of the Perception of Oscar Wilde Over Time,” Dr. Bruce MacLaren, faculty mentor.

·         Thomas Lancaster, Lexington, and Alan Meadors, Flossmoor, Ill., both fire and safety engineering technology majors, “Arc Mapping: Methodologies and Origin Determination,” Dr. Gregory Gorbett, faculty mentor.

·         Zachary Willand, Honolulu, Hawaii, “Gag Gene Diversity in Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV) Field Isolates from the United States,” Dr. Frank Cook, University of Kentucky, faculty mentor.

The EKU students’ abstracts were chosen from more than 3,500 proposals.

Established in 1987, the NCUR is dedicated to undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. NCUR sponsors the annual conference to create a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, to provide models of exemplary research and scholarship and to help improve undergraduate education.

Published on January 25, 2012

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