W&J Students Present at University of Wisconsin
Hope Snyder (’14) and Dr. Roman Wong attended the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse on April 11-13. W&J is an institutional member of NCUR. There were over 3,000 undergraduate participants from across the country. At the conference, Snyder presented a talk on Conics In Extended Taxicab Geometry, part of the research she and Emily Sasala did with Dr. Wong during the summer of 2012. NCUR is a conference on research in all undergraduate disciplines and Snyder and Wong had the chance to attend student presentations in art, English, political science, and psychology. They also attended plenary speeches from a polar explorer and a cave microbiologist. Snyder took opportunity to attend the Graduate Schools Fair at the conference.
Aananthi Rajasekaran (’14) also attended the conference and presented a talk on Bridging the Gap between the Local level and the Federal level: Expanding Civic Engagement in our Democratic System. Her work and presentation was supervised by Dr. Jim Benze and Dr. Zheya Gai from the Political Science Department.
A group of biology students, Christine Dee, Sneha Gupta, Sheetal Maragiri, and Dr. Anupama Shanmuganathan from the Biology Department, had registered to attend the NCUR and to present a poster on Soil Bacterial Diversity in SW Pennsylvania: A Three Year Ecological Monitoring Study. Unfortunately the group had to cancel their trip in the last minute because of the snow storm that hit the Midwestern states during the week.