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.
Mapping Mokst Butte Lava Flow in Central Oregon Using Lidar Reflection Intensity data and Field Observations
Determinants of Per Capita Electricity
Consumption at the State Level
Anne Simmons and Tom
Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease:
Determining Awareness in College Students
Kristen Vander Woude
Food and Nutrition
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.