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NDSU students present at national research conference

Six NDSU undergraduate students gave presentations at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Memphis April 6-8.

Established in 1987, the conference is an annual event dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. This year’s conference drew more than 4,000 participants. Students from across the U.S. presented research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts and performances.

The NDSU students attending were poster and oral presentation awardees from the third annual NDSU EXPLORE event held Nov. 1, 2016. The national conference trip was sponsored by the NDSU Research and Creative Activity Office.

The students, their advisers and presentation titles are:

• Gabriel Michael Hideo Branco, sports management

 Faculty adviser: Bradford Strand
“A Pursuit of Happiness in NCAA Division III Athletics”

• Abigail Ford and Leanne Oakes, exercise science

 Faculty adviser: Katie Lyman

"Measurements of Acromiohumeral Distance with the Application of Kinesio Tape at 30, 60, 90 and 120 Degrees of Glenohumeral Abduction"

• Jenna Murphy, English

Faculty adviser: Kenneth Lepper

"Benefits of Integrated Writing Across the Disciplines Pedagogy in a Mid-Level Geomorphology Course"

• Heather Yelle and Emily Fassbender, civil and environmental engineering

Faculty adviser: Achintya Bezbaruah

"Iron Cross-Linked Alginate Beads for Removing Phosphate from Wastewater and Storm Runoff and Their Reuse"

Travel for Fassbender was sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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