Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol features six students from Kansas State University
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
MANHATTAN — Six undergraduate researchers from Kansas State University will get the chance to present their work at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, on the first-floor rotunda of the State Capitol in Topeka.
The event showcases the research being conducted by students at the state's four-year institutions. Around 38 undergraduate student projects will be presented. This event is free and open to the public.
"The purpose of Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol is to showcase the many opportunities for undergraduates in Kansas to participate in cutting-edge research and creative discovery," said Anita Cortez, director of Kansas State University's Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry. "K-State has a long-standing tradition of undergraduates making a contribution through research. Further, this event will illustrate the important role that higher education plays in developing educated and prepared citizens for the workforce and for the economic growth of our state."
The following Kansas State University students will present their work at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol:
• Navanté Peacock, sophomore in psychology, Haysville, who will present "Did You See That? Predicting Attributions to Prejudice." Peacock's faculty mentor is Donald Saucier, associate professor of psychological sciences.
• Yubisela Toledo, sophomore in chemistry, Liberal, who will co-present "Studying the Protease Expression of Triple Negative Breast Cancer." Toledo's faculty mentor is Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry.
• Haley Claxton, senior in history, Olathe, who will present "Generations of Achievement: The Family and Early Life of Orchid Jordan in Clay Center, Kansas 1910-1928." Claxton's faculty mentor is M.J. Morgan, research director of the university's Chapman Center for Rural Studies.
• Margaret Spangler, senior in biological systems engineering, Overland Park, who will present "Could Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Exacerbate Blooms of Harmful Cyanobacteria?" Spangler's faculty mentor is Walter Dodds, university distinguished professor of biology.
• Raquel Ortega, sophomore in chemistry, Wichita, who will co-present "Studying the Protease Expression of Triple Negative Breast Cancer." Ortega's faculty mentor is Stefan Bossmann, professor of chemistry.
• Marcus Dominguez, junior in sociology, Sycamore, Illinois, who will present "Land Use, Immigration and Legislation in Kansas." Dominguez's faculty mentor is Alisa Garni, associate professor of sociology.