Two Lehigh Valley students present at Smith research symposium

November 13, 2012

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Two Penn State Lehigh Valley students were selected to present their undergraduate research at the fifth Smith Undergraduate Science Research Symposium held Nov. 10 at Penn State York.

Richard George and Vinod Jeyaretnam joined students and faculty from eight Penn State campuses to present discipline-based science undergraduate research projects. George, under the supervision of Tai-Yin Huang, associate professor of physics, presented "Gravity Wave Effects on Atmospheric Airglow in the MLT Region." Jeyaretnam, under the supervision of Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology, presented "Chronotropic Effects of Select Cardiovascular Drugs on the Developing Vertebrate Heart."

A symposium featuring undergraduate science research was the brainchild of Haiduke Sarafian, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor of Science and professor of physics at Penn State York. The idea of the symposium was proposed in 2002 and supported by the campus. Symposiums are held every other year.

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Last Updated November 15, 2012