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Research Forum attracts record number of poster projects

The fifth annual Research Forum held April 9 at Austin Peay State University produced a record number 35 registered research posters authored by more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from a variety of departments such as music, biology, education and sociology.

Winners of the best posters at the Research Forum were the following:
Laura Ashlie Farmer, “Evaluating macroinvertebrate community diversity in ponds utilizing two sampling techniques,” adviser Steven W. Hamilton, the Center for Excellence in Field Biology.

Morgan E. Kurz, “The species richness, population densities and site fidelity behaviors of the cave-dwelling bats at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area in Montgomery County, Tennessee,” adviser Andrew N. Barrass, the Center of Excellence in Field Biology.

David B. Britton, “Reevaluating the battle of Shiloh: the application of geology to traditional military history,” adviser Phillip R. Kemmerly, APSU Department of Geosciences.

For the first time, the event featured a keynote speaker. Dr. Alissa Weaver, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is a Sigma Xi distinguished lecturer. Weaver discussed her work on incorporating empirical data into computer models of cancer progression.

For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Jones, assistant professor of chemistry, by telephone at (931) 221-7621 or by e-mail at -- Melony Shemberger