Monday, April 12, 2010

NW Ohio Undergraduate Students Are Among Those to Present Research at State Capitol

Undergraduate students from across northwest Ohio will display their research at the third annual Posters at the Capitol at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Thursday, April 15.

More than 50 students from The University of Findlay, The University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Ohio Northern University and Heidelberg University will display 47 posters and discuss their research at the event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Atrium of the Statehouse.

Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland will welcome the students, who will present their research to Ohio legislators, members of the Ohio Board of Regents, staff and visitors to the Statehouse.

Projects span a variety of disciplines and include, for example: UF students who are tracking the population of the American bullfrog in a northwest Ohio wetland, a UT student studying the most efficient materials for thin film photovoltaic cells, BGSU students compiling an audio history of area residents' experiences during The Great Depression, a Heidelberg student studying e. coli bacteria in raw milk and ONU students researching drug-protein interactions.

Undergraduate students from all disciplines from 14 northwest Ohio universities and colleges were invited to submit abstracts for research posters to be presented at Posters at the Capitol. Students selected for

participation designed and produced professional-quality research posters that highlight their research and its significance for Ohio.