CSU–Pueblo students provides glimpse of summer research during Homecoming week


The research of 17 chemistry and biology students from the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be featured at the Fourth Annual Science and Mathematics Student Research Symposium and Open House on Friday, Oct. 17. 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 2008.

The students were supported in their work from a variety of grant sources, including Merck/AAAS, Research Corporation, the American Chemical Society, the NIH, the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District, the Pueblo City Council and the Pueblo Board of Water Works, as well as internal funds from the College of Science and Mathematics.

The research topics selected ranged from pharmaceuticals uptake into plant tissue and wastewater contaminants in Fountain and Monument Creek sediments to the metabolic rate and behavioral thermoregulation in aging rats.

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.

LIST OF STUDENTS

CANON CITY
Kathleen McLallen, Graduate Student

COLORADO SPRINGS
Thomas Brown, Graduate Student
Jessica Retana, Freshman

LA JUNTA
Ryan Anderson, Sophomore

NEPAL
Praksh Gurung, Graduate Student, Kathmandu

PUEBLO
David Bemis, Sophomore
Andrew Callaghan, Senior
Sarah Deffit, Freshman
Patrick Herklotz, Sophomore
Jenney Mead, Graduate Student
Laurisa Rodriques, Centennial High School
Dustin Seifried, Junior
Jason Turner, Senior
Amy Uhernik, Graduate Student
Denise Vargas, Graduate Student

PUEBLO WEST
Timothy Wheeler, Sophomore

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

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