Three Centre students win first-place honors
in Kentucky Academy of Science research competition
RELEASED: November 13, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—The Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) announced recently the recipients of the 2008 KAS Undergraduate Research Awards. Four Centre students received awards in the undergraduate research competition:
Zach Bechtle '10 of Ft. Thomas, Ky., won first place in the psychology posters competition. His presentation was titled "Preschoolers with specific language impairment classified by event related potentials (ERPS) to voice onset time (VOT) stimuli."
Becky Lindhorst '09 of Milan, Ind., won first place in the physiology and biochemistry Power Point competition. Her presentation was titled "Retinol esterification in the crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)."
Carey Shaner '09 of Lancaster, Ohio, won first place in the psychology Power Point competition. Her presentation was titled "Reactive Gliosis after only two days of alcohol exposure."
Emily Sither '10 of Lexington, Ky., won third place in the psychology Power Point competition. Her presentation was titled "Pavlovian conditioning improves the reproductive success of female Japanese quail."
"It's exciting to see our students acknowledged for their hard work, creativity and scientific prowess, as they engage in asking interesting and meaningful questions in their scientific disciplines," says Stephanie Fabritius, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. "We are proud of our students' work and the mentorship and collaboration of our Centre faculty members who worked with them. This is also a wonderful acknowledgement of Centre College's commitment to involving students in the 'doing of the discipline.'"
The KAS strives to encourage scientific research, promote the diffusion of scientific knowledge, and unify the scientific interests of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information on the KAS, click here.
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