Winners have been announced for the Black Hills Research Symposium held recently at Black Hills State University.
The winner for best oral presentation Cara Bandalos, senior English major from Guernsey, Wyo., with her presentation entitled “The Wife of Bath vs. The Medieval Church.” Bandalos was mentored by Dr. Nicholas Wallerstein, professor of humanities and Dr. Margee Husemann, assistant professor of humanities.
The best undergraduate poster was awarded to Brett Montieth, junior biology major from Spearfish. His poster was entitled “NRXN3, DAT1 and Impulsivity.” Montieth was mentored by Dr. Cheryl Anagnopoulos, professor of psychology.
The award for best graduate poster went to Joseph D. Manthey, from Fond Du Lac, Wisc., who is pursuing a masters degree in integrative genomics. Manthey’s winning poster was titled “Ecological niche modeling corroborates cryptic species delimitation in the Brown Creeper (Certhia americana).” He was mentored by Dr. Garth Spellman, assistant professor of science.
The annual research symposium at BHSU is a showcase for undergraduate research conducted at BHSU across various disciplines. The symposium provides students a unique opportunity to work closely with a faculty sponsor in developing a research project suitable for presentation to the public.
Students, faculty, and community members had the opportunity to learn about the U.S. labor market during a recession as part of a presentation from Dr. David H. Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Economics.
Learn more about the symposium or view pictures and a video of the awards presentation.
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Friday, December 9, 2016