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Lehigh Valley students place first and second at regional research event

4/23/2014 —

Students from Penn State Lehigh Valley had yet another strong showing with first- and second-place finishes at the Penn State Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium, which was held this year at Penn State Worthington Scranton on April 17.

The campus claimed top honors in the STEM category for the third year in a row with Fatima Afzal and Samely Gonzalez's project, "Direct and Indirect Effects of Pseudoephedrine on the Intrinsic Conduction System of the Embryonic Chicken Heart." MiguelAngel Tsiounis presented his research, "Does College Reflect or Help Level America's Growing Divide?: A Demographic Study of 'Hope' Among Public University Students," and received a second-place award in the Arts, Humanities, Business, and Social and Behavioral Sciences category.

The symposium included entries from eight Penn State campuses. Penn State Lehigh Valley biology professor, Jacqueline McLaughlin, served as co-chair, while physics professor, Tai-Yin Huang, served as a member of the Steering Committee of the annual event. Campus instructor in physics, Dan Jackson, was a member of the judging panel.

For more information, contact University Relations at 610-285-5067 or aag18@psu.edu.

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