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Fifth annual Undergraduate Day at
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – One hundred students, including 18 from Marshall University, will participate in the fifth annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on Thursday, Jan. 31.
The students will represent 13 West Virginia colleges and universities at Undergraduate Research Day, which runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon in the Capitol Rotunda. Students will present their discoveries in poster format and talk to legislators about their findings. The projects are original research and the posters have been designed for a general audience.
In addition to Marshall, other schools represented are Alderson-Broaddus College; Bethany College; Concord University; Fairmont State University; Glenville State College; Ohio Valley University; the University of Charleston; West Liberty State College; West Virginia University; West Virginia Wesleyan College, Wheeling Jesuit University and WVU Institute of Technology.
Students will present their posters in the areas of aerospace engineering, chemistry, environmental studies, foreign language, geology, sociology/social work, psychology, chemical engineering, computer science and information technology, biology, biochemistry, engineering, electrical engineering, physics, biological science and mathematics.
“It’s an event that members of the Legislature enjoy. These students are incredibly enthusiastic about their projects and that excitement engages anyone who stops by to chat with them,” said Michael Castellani, chair of Marshall’s chemistry department, and co-chair of the event’s organizing committee. “Likewise, the students are proud to display their projects and speak with state officials about their research. It is a special day and a special event for everyone involved.”
The following is a list of Marshall’s participants, along with their home counties or cities, disciplines, research posters and advisors:
For more information on Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, contact Castellani at (304) 696-6486.