FAYETTE, Iowa (November 19, 2009) –Upper Iowa University was represented by two of its students at the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.
UIU seniors Marc McKinney, Sioux City, and Dano Grayson, Phoenix, AZ, attended the Seven Rivers conference and presented their research projects on ‘Comparing mammal capture effectiveness between scent stations and remote cameras in two different habitat types’ and ‘Conducting a Reptile and Amphibian Survey in Western Ecuador,” respectively.
Both McKinney and Grayson have worked extensively on their research over the past year. McKinney set up his project at 4 local study sites in Fayette County, while Grayson actually travelled to Western Ecuador this past summer. Both students were required to submit an abstract to advisor Dr. Aaron Haines, UIU assistant professor of biology, as part of the symposium application process.
The symposium is designed to highlight student research accomplishments, and was held in the D.B. and Marge Reinhart Center for Ethics, Science, and Technology at Viterbo University. It included a keynote address, reception, poster sessions and oral presentations of student research in the natural, health, behavioral, and social sciences.
“I am very pleased with how Dano and Marc both presented their research projects,” said Haines. “These two gentlemen conducted themselves well and were wonderful ambassadors for our Science and Math program here at the University.”
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