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Students present at symposium

Five Austin Peay State University students presented research during the Tennessee Academy of Sciences (TAS) Middle Tennessee Undergraduate Research Symposium held April 12 at Belmont University, Nashville.

Ellisa Carter, Elizabeth Delaney and Allie Thomas are student authors of research, titled Are Germs Muscling Their Way Into Your Gym? Measuring the Incidence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in High School Athletic Facilities.
Five Austin Peay State University students presented research during the Tennessee Academy of Sciences (TAS) Middle Tennessee Undergraduate Research Symposium held April 12 at Belmont University, Nashville.

Ellisa Carter, Elizabeth Delaney and Allie Thomas are student authors of research, titled “Are Germs Muscling Their Way Into Your Gym? Measuring the Incidence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in High School Athletic Facilities.”

Thomas presented the research on behalf of her group and placed second in the microbiology section of the symposium. The three students performed the work under faculty adviser Dr. Perry Scanlan, assistant professor of allied health services.

Also, two students in APSU's geosciences program presented projects at the TAS symposium. Juanita Baker conducted research, titled “From Air Pollution to Toxic Waste: The Trade-offs for CFLs.” Kathrine Stevenson presented her project, titled “Assessment of Chromate Copper Arsenate in Treated Wood.”

Both Baker and Stevenson were under the advisement of Dr. Robert A. Sirk, professor of geosciences. -- Melony A. Jones