FHSU students to attend
Research Day in Capitol
Research conducted by nine Fort Hays State University undergraduate
students will be featured on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the rotunda of the
Capitol in Topeka with work from other public four-year Kansas
Sponsored by the
Council of Chief Research Officers of the Kansas Board of Regents, the
first Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will highlight
student research experiences. The public is invited.
Research Day will
showcase the work of up to 80 Kansas undergraduate students representing
each of the state's public four-year institutions. Students work under
the direction of faculty researchers. Scientific posters illustrating
the research projects will be on display in the Rotunda, and the
students will be present from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. to explain their work
to legislators and visitors.
The projects are
from a broad range of disciplines, including education, health,
agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, energy, transportation,
manufacturing, environment and social services. Students are from all
regions of Kansas.
This event will
demonstrate the unique opportunities undergraduate students have to
participate in research at state institutions. Undergraduate students
who participate in research develop important skills to further the
economic growth of the state.
application process was held at each four-year university. Participants
represent Fort Hays State University, the University of Kansas, Wichita
State University, Kansas State University, Washburn University,
Pittsburg State University and the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Fort Hays State
University's Undergraduate Research Experience initiative supports high
quality opportunities for student participation in research. The Office
of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects in the Graduate School provided
coordination for this statewide event.
Five of the FHSU
students are enrolled in the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science
(KAMS), which is hosted by Fort Hays State University.