Two Shepherd University students receive distinction at Academy of Science
ISSUED: 10 May 2005
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Two Shepherd University students receive distinction at Academy of Science
Shepherdstown, WV--Two Shepherd University students were
honored with "Best Undergraduate" presentation awards at the 2005 West
Virginia Academy of Science Meeting on April 23 in Morgantown.
Charles Town resident Lisa Cullinane was awarded Best Undergraduate Oral
Research Presentation for her paper, "Effects that Different Preservation
Techniques have on the Dissolved Oxygen in a Water Sample Compared to an
In-situ Analysis." Cullinane is a senior environmental studies major. Dr.
Clarissa Mathews, assistant professor of environmental studies, served as
Cullinane's research mentor.
Harpers Ferry resident James R. Thompson was awarded Best Undergraduate
Research Poster Presentation for his poster, "Preliminary Analysis of
Structure Evolution within the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog."
Thompson is a junior engineering major. He co-authored this work with Dr.
Jason Best, associate professor of astrophysics.
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philosophy of science and social science. It is a corporation chartered by
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scientific knowledge and the promotion of scientific work in West Virginia.
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