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CUR to Host Posters on the Hill on April 18

Posters on the Hill participants Abigail Jacqueline Parker (IUPUI, far left) with her mother Debbie Parker, Ben Dralle (Iowa State U, 3rd from left), and Joshua Sassi (Norwich U, with adviser Karen Hinkle, far right)
© Elizabeth Foxwell

On April 18, 60 teams from colleges and universities across the nation will participate in the 2018 Posters on the Hill event, sponsored by CUR and the American Chemical Society (ACS). Researchers and faculty members from as far away as University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of California at Los Angeles, and University of Washington will join local peers from Bowie State University (MD) and James Madison University (VA) to share their research on topics ranging from early Jesuit scholars and 3D bioprinted muscle constructs to African American lead miners and the use of artificial neural networks to predict wildfire growth.

The following states and territories will have student representation at this year’s event: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

  • Read more about the posters and presenters.
  • The Daily Wildcat on Posters on the Hill participant Lindsey Chew (University of Arizona) and her research on non-opioid-related pain treatments
  • Grand Valley State University on Posters on the Hill participant Uyen Pham and her research on bacterial resistance to antibiotics
  • Kennesaw State University on Posters on the Hill participant Olivia Lauzon and her research relating to anxiety disorders in women
  • Norwich University on Posters on the Hill participant Joshua Sassi and his research on the ecology of the lizard malaria parasite
  • Oregon State University on Posters on the Hill participant Greg Heinonen and his research on the relationship between parent and child health in young children with developmental disabilities
  • Temple University on Posters on the Hill participant James Karchner and his musculoskeletal research
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville on Posters on the Hill participant Taylor Payne and her research on a noninvasive method for detecting neurological disease
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Posters on the Hill participant Kirill Shmilovich and his research on protein hydrogels
  • Wake Forest University on Posters on the Hill participant Margaret vanSchaayk and her research on 3D bioprinting of muscle tissue

The poster session will be held at the Rayburn Cafeteria of the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill from 5:15 to 7:30 pm on April 18. Questions about the event may be addressed to Liz Fray Hains.

CUR, in collaboration with ACS, hosts the annual Posters on the Hill event to showcase the work of undergraduate researchers from across the country. The event is highly selective—institutions’ most talented researchers are judged by a national panel of experts in their fields, and only the best teams are chosen for the poster session on Capitol Hill. These undergraduates share their research with Members of Congress, congressional staff, federal government officials, academics, and others, demonstrating the value of federal investment in undergraduate research.



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