Six Upper Iowa University students recently presented research projects at the 2013 Iowa Academy of Sciences annual meeting held in Indianola, Iowa. Pictured are (back, left) student presenters Jake Sieverding, Katie Steffen and Daniel Figdore; Dr. Scott Figdore, interim dean of the School of Science & Mathematics; and student presenter John Lee; (front, left) Dr. Jennifer Stoffel, assistant professor of biology; and student presenters Jake Newman and Shaun Eberhart.
FAYETTE, Iowa (May 6, 2013) – Six Upper Iowa University undergraduate students from the School of Science & Mathematics recently presented at the Iowa Academy of Science annual meeting held in Indianola, Iowa. Undergraduate research at Upper Iowa University allows students to apply their scientific knowledge to an area of interest while gaining relevant employment skills.
Students presenting included:
• Jake Sieverding from Bellevue, Iowa, on the topic of "Feeding preferences of Anas platyrhynchosis collected during migration near Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area, Iowa. Advised by Dr. Jennifer Stoffel, UIU assistant professor of biology.
• Katie Steffen from Sumner, Iowa, on the topic of "Echo Valley State Park Tree Diversity." Advised by Dr. Scott Figdore, interim dean of the School of Science & Mathematics.
• Daniel Figdore from West Union, Iowa, on the topic of "A Survey of Trees and Tree Health at West Union Recreation Complex." Advised by Figdore and Stoffel.
• John Lee from Oelwein, Iowa, on the topic of "Volga River State Recreation Area Tree Survey." Advised by Figdore.
• Jake Newman from Fayette, Iowa, on the topic of "Determining the efficacy of Embark® and Primo Maxx® on inhibiting Poa annua spp. reptans in Agrostis stolonifera while maintaining aesthetic quality of Agrostis stolonifera." Advised by Stoffel.
• Shaun Eberhart from Charlotte, Iowa, on the topic of "The analysis of differing H2O amounts on the effectiveness of Aquacoat® and Zeba® on the germination of Poa pratensis 'Barduke.' Advised by Stoffel.
Dr. Sara Sheeley, UIU assistant professor of biology, presided over the organismal biology oral presentation division at the annual meeting.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.