Lehigh Valley students take top honors at regional research event

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Students from Penn State Lehigh Valley swept the top spots for the second year in a row at the Penn State Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium held this year at Penn State Hazleton on April 16. Karim M. Badre took first place in the humanities category with his project, "Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Costs – Post Obamacare." Students Patrick D. Hullihen, Digisha R. Patel, Jessica A. Raad and Anthony J. Toczek took first place in the STEM category with their project, "Gamma Globin Expression in Human K562 Leukemic Cell Line."

The symposium included entries from eight Penn State campuses. First, second and third prizes were awarded in the two categories of arts and humanities, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

"Research at the undergraduate level is emphasized across disciplines at Penn State. We congratulate our students and their faculty mentors for their hard work and dedication to this important component of a Penn State education," said Kenneth Thigpen, director of academic affairs at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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Last Updated April 23, 2013