Four KCK students present research displays

Four students from Kansas City, Kan., recently presented work as part of the University of Kansas Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session.

The research presentation was held at the Kansas Union in Lawrence, Kan.

The students from Kansas City, Kan., their universities, project titles, faculty members and departments included:

• Justin Bauswell, Kansas City, Kan., Haskell Indian Nations University, “Effect of FTDP-17 tau mutant P301L on tau aggregation,” Chris Gamblin, molecular biosciences;

• Elizabeth E. Brock, Kansas City, Kan., KU, “Side Effects of Vicarious Positive Reinforcement,” Pamela L. Neidert, applied behavioral science;

• Carlos Fernandez, Kansas City, Kan., KU, “Evolutionary Lag in Stage-Structured Populations with Clonal Reproduction,” Maria Orive, ecology and evolutionary biology;

• Krystle Neal, Kansas City, Kan., Haskell Indian Nations University, “Glacial Striations for 1st Graders,” Cheri Hamilton, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets K-12 Education Outreach.

“International research universities like KU attract undergraduate students to do research and scholarly activities in all fields, and this can especially be done well in the summer. Many times students can focus their full time attention to a research question that they further investigate while completing their undergraduate degree or in a graduate degree program,” said John Augusto, KU assistant vice provost for experiential learning in undergraduate studies.

One hundred students participated in the event, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship.

Presenters included students taking part in the following programs:
• Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Scholars Program
• McNair Scholars Program
• Office for Diversity in Science Training programs
• Pharmaceutical chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Programs were sponsored by:
• Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
• Department of Chemistry
• Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
• Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
• Department of Molecular Biosciences
• National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers Program, sponsored by CReSIS and
• Undergraduate Research Award recipients.

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