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Undergraduate Research Fair Winners Announced

4/12/2010 —

Twenty-three students participated in the Ninth Annual Penn State Beaver Undergraduate Research Fair held recently on campus. The students discussed their research during oral and / or poster presentations and were required to work with a faculty mentor in researching their topic and preparing a presentation.
For more information about the Undergraduate Research Fair, contact committee chair Dr. Zhongyuan Che, assistant professor of mathematics at zxc10@psu.edu or (724) 773-3884.


Oral Presentation – First Place:
Rachel Shegog, junior science major, Pittsburgh
Topic: The Preparation of a Model Compound for an Iron Phenyl POSS Ionomer
Faculty mentor: Dr. Michael Hay, associate professor of chemistry

Oral Presentation – Second Place:
Joel Rosenstern, junior agriculture major, Aliquippa
Topic: Genetic approaches to understanding the consequences of White Nose Syndrome in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) in Pennsylvania
Faculty mentor: Dr. Cassandra Miller-Butterworth, assistant professor of biology

Poster Presentation – First Place:
Amanda Kirk, sophomore division of undergraduate studies major, Aliquippa; David McGarry, junior applied psychology major, Monaca; and Olivia Mulvihill, freshman liberal arts major, North Plainfield, NJ
Topic: Is Dr. Seuss Making Us Fat?
Faculty mentor: Dr. Clare Conry-Murray, assistant professor of psychology

Poster Presentation – Second Place:
Jamie Valent, junior applied psychology major, Rochester and Misty Worst, junior applied psychology major, New Galilee
Topic: Perceptions of People with Tattoos
Faculty mentor: Dr. Minhnoi Wroble Biglan, assistant professor of psychology

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