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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Complete applications are due by 12:00 PM (noon) on January 10, 2014
The Council of Chief Research Officers
(COCRO) of the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) organized the Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol event to share
students' research experiences with state lawmakers in Topeka on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This event will showcase the work of up to 80 Kansas undergraduate students
representing each of the state's eight public 4-year institutions. The
purpose of this event is to demonstrate the unique opportunities
undergraduate students have to participate with faculty members in
research at all state institutions. This event will also emphasize
higher education's role in developing educated citizens and preparing a
workforce with the necessary skills to further the economic growth of
Submissions are accepted from student teams, however only one student from the team will be able to go to the Capitol. The designated student should be listed as the Principal Investigator. The entire research team will be recognized in the program booklet and related materials.
Undergraduate students who have been significantly involved in the
research enterprise of the university either with their own project or
through meaningful involvement with a faculty project are eligible to apply. To qualify for this event, participants must:
The following information will be needed when submitting an application:
Participants must be able to convey their
experience and enthusiasm to state representatives, senators, and other
state officials in a poster session. Projects from a broad range of
disciplines are encouraged - especially posters that relate to the state
of Kansas and issues important to the state legislature (e.g.
education, health, agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, energy,
transportation, manufacturing, environment, and social services). Up to
ten participants will be selected from each institution. Institutions
are encouraged to select participants based in part upon geographical
distribution across the state.
Participants will be provided with transportation to and from the event and lunch.
Please contact URE@fhsu.edu for
more information. This event will not be an adjudicated poster
competition with prizes. All participants will be recognized equally
for the honor of participating in this event.
Watch the 2013 video!
Ten Fort Hays State University
students attended Kansas Undergraduate
Research Day at the Capitol in the rotunda of the Kansas State Capitol
Building in Topeka on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Carter, Biological Sciences—Carter presented his research project
“Changes in the migration timing of twelve passerine species over a 45-year
interval in the High Plains.”
Faculty mentor—Dr. Greg Farley
Keri Caudle, Biological Sciences--Caudle presented her research project "Effects of flooding on photosynthesis and root oxygen stress in plants of
different flooding tolerance”
Faculty mentor--Dr. Brian R. Maricle
Leupold, Biological Sciences/KAMS—Leupold presented his research
project “Effects of high-energy Beta radiation in the upper atmosphere on
antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli.”
Faculty mentor—Dr. Sam R. Zwenger
Goebel, Geosciences/KAMS—Goebel presented her research project
“The correlation between climatic factors and malaria rates in Ghana.”
Faculty mentor—Dr. John
Rook, Geosciences/KAMS—Rook presented her research project “The
annual increase of carbon dioxide in relation to the frequency of major
hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean (1992 – 2009).”
Faculty mentor—Dr. Paul Adams
White , Geosciences—White
presented a group research project “Sea ice dynamics in Northern Baffin
analyzed using ICESat and MODIS.”
mentor—Dr. John Heinrichs
Rokey, Health and Human Performance and Communication
Disorders/KAMS—Rokey presented her research project “Warning: Exercise may be
hazardous to your health.”
Faculty mentors—Dr. Jeff Burnett
and Dr. Fred Britten
presented a group research project “Examining the connection between Facebook
wall posts and romantic relationships.”
Faculty mentor—Dr. Jennifer
Disney and Quentin Aker, Biological Sciences/KAMS—Disney and
Aker presented their research project “Effects of drought on Kansas turf
Faculty mentor—Dr. Brian R.
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