Graduate students awarded scholarships at annual Research Summit

03/23/15
Two Fort Hays State University graduate students, Patrice Betz, Hutchinson, and Mitchell Meyer, Hays, were recently awarded $500 scholarships at the 2015 Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka.

Betz's poster, "Effects of Environmental and Human Disturbance Factors on the Range Contraction of North American Bird and Mammal Species," was judged the top FHSU poster. Betz is a student of Dr. Robert Channell, professor of biological sciences, and is pursuing a Master of Science in biological sciences.

Meyer's poster, "Black Footed Ferret Dispersion in Western Kansas," was judged the winning FHSU poster by BioKansas. Meyers is a student of Dr. Elmer Finck, professor of biological sciences, and is pursuing a Master of Science in biological sciences.

The Capitol Graduate Research Summit is an annual event where graduate students from Kansas Board of Regents universities display posters of their research. Posters are judged and scholarships are awarded to the top poster from each institution. One scholarship is given by the participating institution and one prize is given by BioKansas.


About BioKansas:
BioKansas is a public charity focused on connecting the bioscience industry in Kansas. Founded in 2004 by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and the State of Kansas, BioKansas represents the bioscience continuum from the university laboratories to the established human health, animal health and plant science companies, and all the entrepreneurial ventures, start-ups and service providers in the heart of the continuum.

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