Winners of 2018 NSU Undergraduate Research Forum Announced

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Several Northern State University students received honors at the 2018 NSU Undergraduate Research Forum on April 12.

Oral Presentation Winners:

Tyler Bowen of Robbinsville, N.J.; Lindsay Aman of Aberdeen; Kenneth Hix of Aberdeen; and Dakota Feller of Blunt, received first place for their presentation on “Diversity of American Music,” with Dr. Kristi Bockorny as their mentor.

Annika van Oosbree of Maple Grove, Minn., received second place for her presentation on “ABIRD5B Expression and Knockdown is Investigated in Pediatric Leukemia,” with Dr. Sam Milanovich as her mentor.

Poster Presentation Winners:

Sienna Wessel of Monticello, Ill.; and Jordenne DuCheny of Rapid City, received first place for their project entitled “The Comparative Effects of Visible and Ultraviolent Floral Traits on Vanessa cardui Attraction and Associative Learning,” with Dr. Alyssa Anderson as their mentor.

Miranda Ristau of Warner received second place for her project entitled “The Effects of BPA on Xenopus laevis,” with Dr. Alyssa Kiesow as her mentor.

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