Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania

Posted on 4/7/2016 10:28:23 AM

Four students represented Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania event on April 5, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The IUP students presented their award-winning projects from the 2015 IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum. 

Student:

Michael Barber

Department:

Geoscience

Advisor:

Nick Deardorff

Research Project:

Mapping Mokst Butte Lava Flow in Central Oregon Using Lidar Reflection Intensity data and Field Observations

Student:

Jennifer Johnson

Department:

Economics

Advisor:

James Jozefowicz

Research Project:

Determinants of Per Capita Electricity Consumption at the State Level

Student:

Victoria Stone

Department:

Biology

Advisors:

Anne Simmons and Tom Simmons

Research Project:

Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease: Determining Awareness in College Students

Student:

Kristen Vander Woude

Department:

Food and Nutrition

Advisor:

Rita Johnson

Research Project:

Glycemic Properties of Breakfast and the Effect on Cognitive Function in Adolescents

The 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. Sixty-four undergraduate students representing 32 colleges and universities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania participated in the 2016 event. 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.

The event was attended by IUP President Michael Driscoll and IUP faculty representatives Steven Hovan (Department of Geoscience), James Jozefowicz (Department of Economics), and Anne Simmons (Department of  Biology).

IUP President Michael Driscoll (center) and IUP students Kristen Vander Woude, Jennifer Johnson, Victoria Stone, and Michael Barber (left to right) were recognized for their scholarship at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol – Pennsylvania event on April 5, 2016.

IUP President Michael Driscoll (center) and IUP students Kristen Vander Woude, Jennifer Johnson, Victoria Stone, and Michael Barber (left to right) were recognized for their scholarship at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol–Pennsylvania event on April 5, 2016.