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Two Students Tie for Tops at State Science Conference

Arkansas Academy of Science conference

CONWAY, Ark. (April 8, 2013) - Two Hendrix science students gave oral presentations of their research  this spring at the 97th annual Arkansas Academy of Science conference in Little Rock, Ark.

Adam Bigott, a junior from Naperville, Ill., presented "Examining the Uniqueness of the Sky Island Pines." Bigott was mentored by biology professor Dr. Ann Willyard.

Emily Cariker, a junior from Rockwall, Texas, presented "Gene Expression in Bdelloid Rotifers During DNA Damage Repair." Cariker was mentored by biology professor Dr. Andrew Schurko.

The students tied for 2nd place in the Undergraduate Life Science Oral Presentations category.

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