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Seniors Present Research at Pennsylvania Academy of Science

Posted: April 7, 2014

Seven Wilson College seniors presented the results of their research and two won top honors for their oral presentations at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science (PAS), held March 21 to 23 at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
April 8, 2014
CONTACT: Cathy Mentzer, Manager of Media Relations
Phone: 717-262-2604
Email: cathy.mentzer@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG - Seven Wilson College seniors presented the results of their research and two won top honors for their oral presentations at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science (PAS), held March 21 to 23 at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.

The following Wilson students presented research: Jyotsna Dhakal of Nepal, Monica Drummond of Wilmington, Del., Emma Echanis of Selbyville, Del., Jeaneva Gagne of Frederick, Md., Cortney Roper of Greencastle, Meghan Stine of Mercersburg and Janelle Wills of Dysart.

Dhaka, who is majoring in biology, placed first in the oral presentation category for her research project, “Determining the Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Vaccine-Induced Immune Response in Guinea Pigs." Meghan Stine, also a biology major, received second place for her presentation entitled “Habitat Effects on Captive Elephant Reproduction: A Study of Size and Quality of Captive Elephant Habitats for both Asian and African Elephants.” PAS also awarded Stine an outstanding research grant.

PAS judged oral presentations and posters, and provided monetary awards for the top three places in each category. Oral presentations were assessed in categories for scientific merit ­- ranging from experimental methodologies to analysis of results - and presentation qualities, including visual impact and fielding of questions. The overall score was reflective of all subcategories.

Click here for abstracts and photos of the presenters.

For more information, contact Wilson College Manager of Media Relations Cathy Mentzer at 717-262-2604 or cathy.mentzer@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 25 majors and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.

Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2013 enrollment of 662, which includes students from 20 states and 14 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

Last Updated: April 7, 2014