Students honored at 2018 Kentucky Academy of Science meeting

WKU hosted the 2018 Kentucky Academy of Science meeting Nov. 2-3.

WKU and Gatton Academy students were honored for their research presentations at the Kentucky Academy of Science meeting Nov. 2-3.

Students recognized at the group’s 104th annual meeting, which was held at WKU’s Downing Student Union, included the following:

Botany

  • Poster Presentation: first, Wendy Cecil, a Chemistry major from Bardstown

Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Poster Presentation: first, Meg Dillingham, a Biochemistry major from Bowling Green; third, Matthew Knerr, a Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science student from Paducah

Chemistry – Analytical/Physical

  • Poster Presentation: third, Elizabeth Hedrick, a Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science student from Louisville

Chemistry – Organic/Inorganic

  • Poster Presentation: second, Shino Sleeper, a Biology major from Alvaton; third, Seth Klaine, a Biology/Chemistry major from Bowling Green

Computer and Information Science

  • Poster Presentation: third, Richard Pike, a Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science student from Hodgenville

Environmental Science

  • Poster Presentation: first, Christopher Padgett, a Meteorology/Geographic Information Systems major from Belleville, Illinois; second, Jennifer Van Antwerp, a Meteorology major from Marietta, Georgia; third, Isabel Chumbler, a Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science student from Bowling Green
  • Oral Presentation: first, Evan Hendrickson, a Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science student from Mount Vernon

Geography

  • Oral Presentation: first, Dallas McKinney, a Meteorology major from Mayfield

Health Sciences

  • Poster Presentation: first, Kristen Miller, a Biology major from Lexington; third, Kristen Eads, a Biology major from Versailles

Microbiology

  • Oral Presentation: third, Clarissa Gearner, a Biology major from Morehead

Physics and Astronomy

  • Poster Presentation: first, Brendan Evans, a Physics/Mathematics major from Burlington; second, Alexander Banaszak, a Chinese/Physics major from Crestwood; third, Alex Henson, a Physics/Mathematics major from Sparta
  • Oral Presentation: third, Lauren Cooper, a Mechanical Engineering major from Louisville

Psychology

  • Oral Presentation: first, Sydney Wheeler, a Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science student from Scottsville

Science Education

  • Poster Presentation: second, Olivia Santangelo, a Science & Math Education/Geography & Geology major from Crescent Springs

More: KAS Student Research Competition awards

Contact: Ryanne Gregory, (270) 745-6733

 

Posted with permission from WKU News

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