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April 18, 2014

IUPUC student research to be showcased

COLUMBUS — The Office of Student Research will host its fourth annual student research exhibition from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.

The event will showcase findings from 11 funded projects completed at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) during the 2013-14 academic year. The free event

will be held in the Student Commons in the Columbus Learning Center. The public is invited to attend.

According to Dr. Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, director of the Office of Student Research (OSR), 14 undergraduate students and several faculty mentors representing a crosssection

of disciplines completed the work.

“The exhibition is something our campus community is proud of because these students produce scholarly work addressing important issues and questions that impact us all. The projects are quite diverse in their approaches and explore topics like politics, law enforcement, psychology, plant and insect biology, tourism, mathematics education, chemistry, and women’s studies,” she explained.

Descriptions of the funded projects, along with the names of the student researchers, their majors, hometowns, and faculty mentors follow.

1. THE BIODIVERSITY OF MAYFLIES (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) IN MINNESOTA

This study aims to catalog and identify the mayflies in the State of Minnesota, make observations regarding their habitat and range, and possibly produce a rare species or two. The state is abundant in aquatic fauna, yet many native species are poorly studied, the mayfly being one of them. The changing habits of mayflies may be equated with global climate change, human habitation interference, and ultimately, the question will arise of how the distribution of an organism low on the food chain may pose wide ranging implications for future human activities. The student researchers presented their project at the annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science on March 15.

Student researchers:

Ceara Burnett | Biology major (Butlerville)

Andrew Usher | Biology major with a chemistry minor (New Whiteland)

Faculty mentor:

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