Hendrix Students Share Research at Summer Symposium

CONWAY, Ark. (August 12, 2013) – Nineteen Hendrix students presented their research this summer at the second annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Research Symposium at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

Each speaker presented their research findings for 12 minutes followed by three minutes for questions. Topics covered disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and computational sciences.

Student participants at the 2013 Central Arkansas Undergraduate Research Symposium include:

  • Ryan Banning ’14 from Lavaca, Ark.
  • Matt Bell ’15 from Rogers, Ark.
  • Eden Benimana ’14 from Kigali, Rwanda
  • Adam Bigott ’14 from Naperville, Ill.
  • Nicholle Cromwell ’15 from Sugar Land, Texas
  • Nicholas Gill ’14 from Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Dalton Hoose ’15 from Parsons, Kan.
  • Zophia Knorek ’15 from Olivet, Mich.
  • Anvesh Kompelli ’14 from Shreveport, La.    
  • Jessica LaVergne ’14 from Little Rock, Ark.
  • Samia Nawaz ’16 from Little Rock, Ark.
  • Michael Occidental ’15 from Sherwood, Ark.
  • Dakota Pouncey ’15 from Holiday Island, Ark.
  • Robert Rurangwa ’14 from Kigali, Rwanda
  • Stephen Shrum ’14 from Mountain Home, Ark.
  • Joshua Smith ’14 from Conway, Ark.
  • Kaleb Wolfe ‘14 from Medina, Tenn.
  • Austin Wofford ’15 from Alma, Ark.
  • Chelsea Woods ’14 from Springdale, Ark.
  • Grant Zurcher ’16 from San Antonio, Texas

The symposium was organized and sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School, and the Arkansas INBRE Program.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.