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Emporia State Graduate researchers present at Kansas capitol summit

February 24, 2017

Five graduate researchers from Emporia State University will attend the 14th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit to present their work on the second-floor rotunda of the State Capitol in Topeka on Friday, March 10, 2017.

This event brings graduate students from multiple universities across Kansas to present their research to legislators, the Kansas Board of Regents, industry representatives and other attendees. The event serves to expose the quality of graduate research performed throughout Kansas to those government and education officials, and acknowledge their impactful contributions on the state.

Presentations will begin at 10 a.m., and students will be judged on their work. These presentations are free to attend and open to the public. Following presentations, select students will be awarded with scholarships provided by BioKansas and the graduate schools at each institution.

The Emporia State students presenting at the summit are as follows:

  • Ryan Frier, Emporia, (Mathematics and Economics; Quiang Shi, adviser). Wavelet-Based Acoustic Classification of Bird Species.
  • Thomas Houk, Strong City, (School of Business; Marc Fusaro, adviser). Improved Tracking of Kansas Economic Activity.
  • Mary M. Ralston, Salina, (Biological Sciences; Scott Crupper, adviser). DNA Barcoding of Blow Fly Species in Coffey County, Kansas.
  • Janelle Thimmesch, Andale,  (Biological Sciences; Melissa Bailey, adviser). Identification and Quantification of Ibuprofen in Blood Using HPLC-UV/VIS.
  • Randol Wehrbein, Hebron, Nebraska, (Physical Sciences; Michael Morales, adviser). Fossil of the Oldest Healing Bone Fracture in Amniotes.



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