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May 4, 2023

Students to present capstone research projects

Submitted by Shawn Hutchinson


Students in the natural resources and environmental sciences, or NRES, secondary major capstone course will discuss findings from their semester-long interdisciplinary research projects from 9:40-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, in 1021 Throckmorton Hall.

Undergraduate researchers this semester come from seven different majors in the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering.

Three projects will be presented in both seminar and poster formats, including "A Temporal Assessment of Channel Morphology Downstream from the Tuttle Creek Dam"; "Assessing Plant-Pollinator Community Composition within Riley County, Kansas: A Cool-Season Study"; and "Spatiotemporal Changes in Water Quality from 2017-2023 for Campus, Manhattan, Kansas." Student work has been supervised this semester by faculty advisors Kari Bigham, teaching assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering; David Haukos, associate professor of biology; and Shawn Hutchinson, professor of geography and geospatial sciences. 

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

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