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WKU students win numerous awards at Kentucky Academy of Science meeting

WKU hosted the 2010 Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Annual Meeting Nov. 12-13.

The group’s 96th annual meeting broke a record with 775 registered attendees. This year’s meeting focused on Careers in Science — what students need to know to be prepared and how faculty can help with the preparation.

Dr. Cheryl Davis, a WKU biology professor, was elected vice president of the Kentucky Academy of Science.

The following WKU undergraduate and graduate students received awards for their paper and poster presentations:

2010 Undergraduate Paper Presentation Competition

  • Agricultural Sciences: Clarice Esch of Somerset, third
  • Anthropology and Sociology: Colleen Wynn of Louisville, third
  • Chemistry: Dino Varajic of Bowling Green, third
  • Ecology and Environmental Science: Victoria Gilkison of Lawrenceburg, second; Brenna Tinsley of Glasgow, third
  • Geography: David Evans of London, England, first; Lee Campbell of Paducah, second
  • Geology: Melanie Newton of Bardstown, first; Christopher Toney of Powellton, W.Va., second; Austin Moyers of Bowling Green, third
  • Health Sciences: Justin E. Pile of Coxs Creek, first
  • Mathematics: Anthony Bombik of Louisville, second; Justine Missik of Danville, third
  • Microbiology: Kati Ayers of Westmoreland, Tenn., first; Aric Johnson of Bowling Green, second
  • Physics and Astronomy: John M. Wilson of Hickman, third
  • Physiology and Biochemistry: Ruth Sudbeck of Omaha, Neb., second
  • Zoology: Brenna Tinsley of Glasgow, first

2010 Undergraduate Poster Presentation Competition

  • Agricultural Sciences: Anna Marie Weldon of Schochoh, second
  • Botany: Sydney Combs of London, first
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology: Zach Laux of Elizabethtown, third
  • Chemistry: Amar Patel of Russellville, first; Chad Willis of Bowling Green, third
  • Ecology and Environmental Science: Anna Mantooth of Shepherdsville, second
  • Geography: Kyle Berry of Mount Washington, first; Sarah McCann of Danville, second; Kyle Mattingly of Owensboro, third
  • Geology: Matt Downen of Columbia, second; Stuart M. Kenderes of Independence, third
  • Microbiology: Colin Moss of Bowling Green, second; Kathryn Brady of Independence, third

2010 Graduate Research Competition Awards

  • Agricultural Sciences: Nathan Howell of Bowling Green, first; Gary T. Cundiff of Louisville, second
  • Physiology and Biochemistry: Yajie Wang of Pingdingshan, Henan, China, first; Amanda Webb of Rockfield, second
  • Zoology: Jacob Eldridge of Bidwell, Ohio, first; Matthew Wood of Brownsville, third
  • Botany: Yinu Wang of Shenyang, Liaoning, China, first
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology: Jahnavi Kancharla of Bowling Green, second
  • Chemistry: Eric Vanover of Owensboro, first; Vivek Badwaik of Gondia, India, third
  • Geography: Josh Gilliland of Hartford, Ohio, first; Elizabeth Schmitz of Portland, Ore., second; Mitchell Gaines of Versailles, third

Contact: Ogden College of Science and Engineering, (270) 745-4449

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