July 26, 2006


Rising junior Meghan Howes, center,
explains her research at the Summer
Research Poster Session.

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Dozens of students showcased their summer research projects at the 2006 Summer Research Poster Session on the Bucknell campus Wednesday, July 26.

Forty-two students submitted abstracts for the poster session sponsored by Sigma Xi, the Bucknell chapter of the Scientific Research Society.

The well-attended event in the Elaine Langone Center highlighted research in sciences, mathematics, and engineering at Bucknell.

Research titles covered a broad spectrum of scholarly endeavor.

Rising junior Derick Haas, with faculty mentor Matthew McTammany, assistant professor of biology and environmental studies, focused his research on the effects of acid mine drainage and nutrient enrichment via sewage effluent on aquatic macroinvertebrates in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania.

Another rising junior, Adhira Sunkara, with faculty mentor Joseph Tranquillo, assistant professor of biomedical and electric engineering, presented research on the genetic mutations in cardiac ion channels having different effects on mice and humans.

In addition to biology, other researcher topics included chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics and astronomy.

Posted July 26, 2006


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