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West Virginia State Students’ Work to be Featured at Undergraduate Research Day

West Virginia State Students’ Work to be Featured at Undergraduate Research Day

1/28/2014
 
Contact: Kimberly Osborne
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Jan. 28, 2014
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West Virginia State Students’ Work to be Featured at Undergraduate Research Day

INSTITUTE, W.Va. –West Virginia State University (WVSU) students will be showcasing their work on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the State Capitol as part of the 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day.

“Throughout WVSU, faculty encourage students to expand their knowledge and then share their findings with others,” said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill. “The exemplary research conducted by these outstanding Yellow Jacket students is an example of the varied and wide-ranging research conducted by WVSU faculty and students. I’m proud of such ongoing efforts to open minds to new ideas, discoveries and theories.”

Three WVSU political science students, Richard Anderson, Jordyn Reed and Derek Taylor, were selected to participate Thursday. The title of their group project is “Going Negative: Immigration Rhetoric in Congressional Hearings,” and examines the increasingly negative political rhetoric regarding immigration hearings during the last decade.

Also selected to participate in Undergraduate Research Day is WVSU student Stephen Heywood. The topic of his poster is Inhibitor of DNA binding2 (ID2) in meningiomas. 

Undergraduate Research Day features 75 research posters from 15 colleges and universities from throughout West Virginia. The work will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda from 9 a.m. until noon. Research to be showcased at the event was selected through a competitive process.

Undergraduate Research Day is sponsored by the Higher Education Policy Commission Division of Science and Research and the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. 
           
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