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2017 Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania

Posted on 5/9/2017 3:10:29 PM

Eight students represented Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania event on April 25, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The IUP students presented their award-winning projects from the 2016 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

2017 Research at the CapitolThe Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania is a poster conference that showcases the high level of scholarship by the most talented undergraduate students in the commonwealth. The event provides an opportunity to bring together students, faculty, and legislators to share the experiences of students engaged in scholarship.

The IUP students discussed their research with members of the General Assembly of the House of Representatives in the East Wing Rotunda of the Capitol Building and were formally recognized on the floor of the Senate later in the day.

Student:

Allison Berry

Department:

Geoscience

Advisor:

Jon Lewis

Research Project:

The Longitudinal and Vertical Distribution of Brittle Deformation in the Southern Central Range in Taiwan: Constraints from Earthquakes and Mesocale Faults

Students:

Michael Belko and Elizabeth Stackhouse

Department:

Biology

Advisor:

Cuong Diep

Research Project:

Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Create a Yeast Strain for the Reverse Two-Hybrid System

Students:

Hannah Mercer and Patrick Edwards

Department:

Economics

Advisor:

James Jozefowicz

Research Project:

An Analysis of Gender Inequality in Professional Tennis

Students:

Shannon Bollard, Kacey Bush, and Emma Cassese

Department:

Nursing

Advisor:

Teresa Shellenbarger

Research Project:

Use of Vitamin D in Preventing Elderly Patient Falls: An Evidence-Based Practice Review

Photo: Patrick Edwards (left) and Hannah Mercer (center) present their work at the 2017 Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania event