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Muskingum University Students Present Research at Fall Research and Internship Forum

Students from both Muskingum University’s Science Division and other academic disciplines presented their research and internship findings at the university’s annual Fall Research and Internship Forum, held October 19 on the campus in New Concord, Ohio. Summer Muskie Fellows are students who dedicated their summer to advanced levels of research and immerse themselves in the pursuit of specific and challenging areas of research.

Students presented their findings in a poster format that is typically associated with professional presentations in the sciences. The following students made presentations:

Levi Angel ’19 of Cambridge, OH, a 2016 Summer Muskie Fellow, presented A Direct Construction of Non-Transitive Dice for the Mathematics and Computer Science departments.

Landis Bates ’18 of Mantua, OH presented Internship with Sageguard Solutions for the Environmental Science Department.

Dustn Bennett ’18 of Byesville, OH presented TK Gas Internship: Well Tender/Production Operator for the Geology Program.

Leah BuckLeah Buck ’17 of Zanesville, OH presented Sufficient Conditions for a Linear Operator on R[x] to be Monotone for the Mathematics Department.

Alix Flint ’17 of Hopewell, OH presented Becoming a Part of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the Geology Department.

Zyler Flowers ’19 of Cumberland, OH presented Natural Gas Pipelines Safety on Existing Pipelines for the Engineering Program.

Amber Godfrey ’17 of Dresden, OH and Alexis Wiseman ’17 of Hopewell, OH presented Internship at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department for the Health Science Department.

Keri Hunt ’19 of Logan, OH and Johanna Whetstone ’19 of Millersport, OH, 2016 Summer Muskie Fellows, and Maria Thurston ’19 of Galloway, OH presented Abundance of Grassland Birds on a Surface Mine (The Wilds) Reclaimed Across a Chronological Sequencefor the Biology Department.

Danielle Kindel ’18 of Middleburg Heights, OH presented Internship at West Creek Conservatory for the Environmental Science Department.

Elizabeth Knauss and Rachelle LashleyElizabeth Knauss ’18 of Parma, OH presented Analysis of Eye Development and Function in Mouse Models with Impaired Vitamin A Homeostasis for the Neuroscience Program.

Sarah Landuyt ’17 of Groveport, OH presented Natural Resources Specialist ODNR Division of Wildlife College Intern for the Biology Department.

Jessica Matthews ’18 of Franklin, OH presented Inside Scoop on Becoming a Physical Therapist for the Biology Department.

Jessica Noll ’17 of Somerset, OH, a 2016 Summer Muskie Fellow and Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District Intern, presented Muskingum University Undergraduate Fellowship Program: A Continued Study on the Impact of Implement Conservation Practices on the Salt Creek Watershed in Muskingum County, Ohio for the Environmental Science Department.

Harrison Raub ’17 of Louisville, OH presented A Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship at Stark Parks Wildlife Conservation Center for the Environmental Science Department.

Paige Rogers ’17 of Beavercreek, OH presented The Growth of Antibody Producing Cells and Research into the Best Steps for Applying to Medical School for the Biology Department.

Erika Saunders ’18 of Granville, OH presented Ecosystem Health Observation of Muskingum University Streams for the Biology Department.

Ciara Smith ’19 of Lewisville, OH, a 2016 Summer Muskie Fellow, presented Exploration of the Dystroglycan Complex in Epidermis and of Medical School for the Biology Department.

Jesse Swope ’17 of Harrisonville, PA presented Fulton County Conservation District Summer Internship for the Environmental Science Program.

Morgan Zuby ’17 of Lakewood, OH presented Chronic Sublethal Effects of Roundup Pro on Anecic Earthworm ‘Lumbricus Terrestris’for the Conservation Science Program.