CONWAY, Ark. (July 25, 2012) - Twenty-four Hendrix students who have been working this summer on undergraduate research projects presented their findings with talks and posters at the first annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biomedical Sciences on Wednesday, July 25, at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.
The symposium was hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) graduate school and basic science departments.
The students come from nine different labs that have been conducting research on campus this summer, as well as two students who worked at UAMS. The presenters shared research that they conducted with other Hendrix summer research students, under the supervision and guidance of Hendrix professors.
The students have been working in a variety of scientific disciplines, from biology to chemistry and physics.
This year, Hendrix had 75 students stay on campus to conduct undergraduate summer research and gain laboratory experience.
Student participants who gave oral presentations at the symposium include:
- Asli Ahmed '14 (at UAMS)
- Chad Binns '13
- Adam Johnson '13 (at UAMS)
- Carrie Yang '15 (at UAMS)
- Robert Weingold '13
Students who presented posters include:
- Matthew Christie '15
- Jimmy Dornhoffer '13
- Chengsi Gao '13
- Jake Leffert '14 and Aline Umuhire-Juru '15
- Tresor Mukiza '13 and Dominique Hamby '13
- Qin Yin '13
- Hyacinthe Umwalki '13
- James Williams '14 and Youmna Moufarrej '14
- Stephanie Davenport '13
- Jessica Hook '14
- Meghan Kerin '13
- Cheryl Mathis '13 and Katie Midkiff '14
- Robert Nshimiyimana '15
- Kevin Spatz '14
- Dakota Pouncey '15
Other Hendrix student attendees include:
- Harrison Lindley '13
- Meet Modi '15
- Eugene Nyamugenda '14
- McKenzie Keller '13
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.