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Two Shepherd University students receive distinction at Academy of Science Meeting

ISSUED: 10 May 2005
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
304/876-5465
(Two Shepherd University students receive distinction at Academy of Science Meeting)

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.

The West Virginia Academy of Science is an organization to meet and work with professional associates in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, mining, physics, psychology and education, history and philosophy of science and social science. It is a corporation chartered by the authority of the West Virginia legislature for the advancement of the scientific knowledge and the promotion of scientific work in West Virginia.

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