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Creighton Students Present Summer Research Projects

Fourteen Creighton University Arts and Sciences students who received 2011 research scholarships will present their original research findings from 4:30 -6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. The event is open to the public and will take place in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Jr. Atrium of the Hixson-Lied Science Building on the campus of Creighton University.

The presentations are overviews of what the students learned and discovered over the summer on topics including mammalian riboswitches, dark matter modeling, correlations between the Lynch Syndrome and lymphocytic leukemia, kinetics, dental compositions and immune responses in passerine birds in western Nebraska, among others.

Students presenting include: Virginia Barak, Grand Junction, Colo.; Britney Bell, Omaha, Neb.; Elizabeth Boos, Topeka, Kan.; Christopher Carlson, Tucson, Ariz.; Ross DeVol, Bellevue, Neb.; Anthony Edholm, Andover, Minn.; Rance Fujiwara and Angelica Woo, Honolulu, Hawaii; Wayne Gergens, Amarillo, Tex.; Shweta Goswami and Amanda Hake, Kansas City, Mo.; Nathan Messbarger, Kansas City, Kan.; and Kelsey Yamada, Waipahu, Hawaii.

The undergraduate research projects are made possible by the generosity and support of Randolph M. Ferlic,M.D., and his wife, Teresa Kolars Ferlic and others. Ferlic, a graduate of Creighton, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1958, and graduated from the School of Medicine in 1961. He has been a dedicated educator and an ardent supporter of higher education in Nebraska.

Each of the student scholars received both monetary support and access to the necessary facilities to perform their full-time research throughout the summer.