Faculty guide students to awards in annual research fair

April 25, 2003

Penn State Beaver students and their faculty advisors were recently honored with first and second-place awards in the annual Undergraduate Research Fair held at the campus. First-place award for Group Poster Presentation - "Configuration Management" - went to Christopher Allias, Brian Campbell, Stephen Miller, David Walker, Jim River, Kimberly Wilson, and Lauren Blackburn. Their faculty advisory was Kay Wijekumar, assistant professor of information sciences and technology. Second-place award for Group Poster Presentation - "Modification of Inhibition Techniques for Use in the Laboratory" - went to Jessica Lloyd. Her faculty advisor was John Simpson, associate professor of chemistry. First-place award for Oral Presentation - "Information Security: Vulnerability Assessment of Academic Institutions" - was given to Brad Bogolea. Wijekumar and Terrie MacLellan, instructor in English and speech, served as his advisors. Second-place award for Oral Presentation - "Racism and the Media" - was given to Marques White. John Chapin, assistant professor of communications, was the faculty advisor. Fifteen poster and oral presentations were included in this year's Research Fair. Topics ranged widely, from "The Art and Writings of William Blake" to "The Virtue Ethics of Aristotle and Confucius." The annual event is open to all campus students and is designed to highlight student scholarship and research performed in conjunction with faculty members at Beaver. Projects involving all disciplines are welcome. Irene Wolf, instructor in philosophy, is the faculty coordinator for the Research Fair. For more information about the Research Fair, contact Wolf at iaw1@psu.edu or (724) 773-3865.

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