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Scientific research was the focus for students, professors and scientists gathered for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science Nov. 7-9 at Northern Kentucky University.

While the meeting included practical business such as election of new officers and future planning for the Academy, it was also “a forum for exchange of information…a means to disseminate research results among university and industrial scientists,” according to Larry A. Giesmann, professor of Botany, NKU Department of Biological Sciences.

One way research was shared at the event was through an undergraduate research competition. Students from NKU and other institutions participated in oral and poster presentations showcasing their research. Fourteen sections of the Academy were represented with 57 poster presentations from areas of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.

According to Giesmann, the value of the competition is twofold. It helped the university by enhancing the achievement of education and research missions and it also helped the students by providing experience that could give them an edge when entering graduate programs.

“The momentum imparted to careers of budding scientist s through this process is incredible, allowing students to enter post-baccalaureate programs at levels above those of other students who have not had similar experience,” Giesmann said.

Other events during the three-day meeting included a symposium, Conservation Initiatives in the Northern Kentucky /Greater Cincinnati Region,” with participants from NKU’s Environmental Resource Management Center (ERMC), the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) and the Newport Aquarium, among others.

Winners of the undergraduate competition and scientific contributions by members of the educational community were recognized at the banquet.

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Scientific research was the focus for students, professors and scientists gathered for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science Nov. 7-9 at Northern Kentucky University.

While the meeting included practical business such as election of new officers and future planning for the Academy, it was also “a forum for exchange of information…a means to disseminate research results among university and industrial scientists,” according to Larry A. Giesmann, professor of Botany, NKU Department of Biological Sciences.

One way research was shared at the event was through an undergraduate research competition. Students from NKU and other institutions participated in oral and poster presentations showcasing their research. Fourteen sections of the Academy were represented with 57 poster presentations from areas of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.

According to Giesmann, the value of the competition is twofold. It helped the university by enhancing the achievement of education and research missions and it also helped the students by providing experience that could give them an edge when entering graduate programs.

“The momentum imparted to careers of budding scientist s through this process is incredible, allowing students to enter post-baccalaureate programs at levels above those of other students who have not had similar experience,” Giesmann said.

Other events during the three-day meeting included a symposium, Conservation Initiatives in the Northern Kentucky /Greater Cincinnati Region,” with participants from NKU’s Environmental Resource Management Center (ERMC), the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) and the Newport Aquarium, among others.

Winners of the undergraduate competition and scientific contributions by members of the educational community were recognized at the banquet.

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