University of Arkansas at Monticello students will be among nearly 80 students from Arkansas’ four-year public and private colleges and universities gathering at the State Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday to present cutting-edge undergraduate research to state legislators.
Students will share their work in the areas of natural sciences, computer science, engineering and mathematics. The research will be on display between 10 a.m. and noon in the rotunda.
Students participating in “Arkansas STEM Posters at the Capitol” are from Arkansas State University, Philander Smith College, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Central Arkansas, Southern Arkansas University, Henderson State University, Harding University, Hendrix College, Arkansas Tech University, Lyon College, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Ouachita Baptist University, and John Brown University.
UAM students attending are Doug Cagle, a biology and pre-medicine major from Ratcliff; Heather Peek, a natural science major from Pine Bluff; Misty Jager, a biochemistry major from White Hall; Nathan Probst, a biochemistry and biology major from Bryant; Jaime Garcia, a mathematics major from Monticello; Drew Prescott, an organismal biology major from Monticello; Randall Brockman, a wildlife management major from Star City; Allan Humphrey, a wildlife management major from Stuttgart; Jeffrey Lawson, a wildlife management major from Sheridan; Kirby McCallie, a wildlife management major from Arkansas City; James Whitaker, a wildlife management major from Osceola; Travis Rushing, a wildlife management major from Hampton; Robert Rose a biochemistry and biology major from West Bloomfield, Mich.; and Scott Breedlove, a wildlife management major from Oak Grove, La.
“Other than those in the scientific community, many do not know of the successful research programs we have at UAM,” said Dr. Morris Bramlett, dean of the UAM School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. “This is an excellent opportunity for our elected officials from around the state to see examples of what we’re doing at UAM as well as at other higher education institutions. This is well-deserved recognition for the students and faculty who have put in long hours to make these projects successful.”
A luncheon honoring these students will immediately follow the capitol presentations. This luncheon will feature Dr. Alex Biris, director of the Nanotechnology Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.