CSU–Pueblo presents third annual research symposium, open house

The research of 16 chemistry and biology students from the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be featured at the Third Annual Science and Mathematics Student Research Symposium and Open House on Friday, Oct. 26. The event, which will run from noon to 2 p.m. in the foyer of the Life Sciences Building, will highlight work completed by CSU-Pueblo students in the Summer of 2007.

Sixteen researchers and their faculty mentors from the disciplines of chemistry and biology were selected in a competitive application process in which students and mentors presented their programs for review to a grant advisory committee made up of faculty from the CSM and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies (CEEPS).

The research topics selected ranged from molecular studies and investigations into the effects of heat exposure and water loss on aging rats, to examinations of metals and sedimentation and bacteria levels in Pueblo’s Fountain Creek, as well as the effects of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on the central nervous system.

Project findings will be displayed in poster format during the symposium, and students will be on hand to answer questions about their efforts. The following are those students who will participate.

Canon City
Joshua M. Shaink, chemistry and biology

Jessica A. LaRocco, chemistry

Evan J. Crowley, applied natural science
Chrystal S. Fernandez, biology and applied natural science
James P. Fitzgerald , biology and applied natural science
Elizabeth Lyons, chemistry
Jennie E. Martinez, biology
Kathleen M. McLallen, chemistry and applied natural science
Carrie A. Tucker, biology
Jason A. Turner, biology and applied natural science
Amy L. Uhernik, biology
Denise A.Vargas, applied natural science
Jessica A. Viges, biology
Hollie E. Vigil, biology

Pueblo West
Jose A. Gonzalez, biology and foreign language

Taiga Inoue, applied natural science

For more information, contact the Interim Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics Janna McLean at (719) 549-2340.

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