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K-State Today

December 7, 2018

Natural resources and environmental science secondary major students to present capstone research projects

By Shawn Hutchinson

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Students in the natural resources and environmental sciences secondary major capstone course will discuss the findings from their semesterlong interdisciplinary research projects from 9:40-11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in 231 Ackert Hall.

Student researchers this semester come from three different majors within the colleges of Agriculture and Arts and Sciences. Two projects will be presented in seminar and scientific poster formats, including "Citizen Science Water Quality Project for Marion County Lake," and "Potential Effects of Changing Climate and Changing Landcover on Marion County Lake." Student work has been supervised this semester by faculty advisors Colby Moorberg, assistant professor of agronomy, and Stacy Hutchinson, professor of biological and agricultural engineering.

The presentations are open to the public. Undergraduate students interested in natural resources, environmental science and sustainability issues are especially encouraged to attend. The natural resources and environmental sciences secondary major is open to all Kansas State University students and is supported by the Office of the Provost, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Sciences, biological and agricultural engineering department, and geography department.