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Presidential Research Scholars Program announces student projects for 2010-11

Seven undergraduate students at Austin Peay State University have been chosen for the 2010-11 Presidential Research Scholars Program.

Students in the program were selected for the May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2011, award period. The new Presidential Research Scholars and their project titles are the following:

Luke Holliday, Fermentation of glycerol into molecular hydrogen in a bioreactor. Faculty adviser is Dr. Sergei Markov, department of biology.
Seven undergraduate students at Austin Peay State University have been chosen for the 2010-11 Presidential Research Scholars Program.

Students in the program were selected for the May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2011, award period. The new Presidential Research Scholars and their project titles are the following:

Luke Holliday, “Fermentation of glycerol into molecular hydrogen in a bioreactor.” Faculty adviser is Dr. Sergei Markov, department of biology.

Joseph Mendes, “Dorothy Dix: Discovering the woman behind America's first advice column.” Faculty adviser is J. Kathy Lee Heuston, department of communication.

Casey McKnight, “A Simulation Study of Poisson Point Processes.” Faculty adviser is Dr. Han Wu, department of mathematics.

Tabitha Michael, “Analysis of the Effectiveness of a Problem-Based College Algebra Course.” Faculty adviser is Dr. Mary Lou Witherspoon, department of mathematics.

Chris O'Bryan, “Susceptibility of frog virus 3 in syntopic amphibian larvae.” Faculty adviser is Dr. A. Floyd Scott, department of biology.

Dan Pak, “Immortalization of Avian GnRH releasing Cells.” Faculty adviser is Dr. Gilbert Pitts, department of biology.

Catherine Tucker, “A Behavioral Paradigm to Measure Alcohol Addiction in Rats.” Faculty adviser is Dr. Brian Hock, department of psychology.

The Research Scholars Program works to promote independent research training and creative activity with scholarly merit and supports the incorporation of research training into the collegiate educational experience. The program encourages collaboration between faculty and student researchers and provides students with experience in a competitive proposal process.

The program provides $3,000 in support of each independent undergraduate research project. All full-time undergraduate students of APSU, with the support of a faculty mentor, are eligible to apply.

For a full description of the Presidential Research Scholars Program, visit the Presidential Research Scholars link on the Web at http://www.apsu.edu/jonesr/Presidential_Research_Scholars.htm.

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