Two recognized at Undergraduate Research Exhibition
Geography students Brian Bates and M. Chelsea Gilliam won awards for their research posters at the April 11 Undergraduate Research Exhibition Poster Session sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Schreyer Honors College.
Bates won third place in the Health and Life Sciences category for his poster on “The Honey Bees Next Door” which he also presented at the 2012 AAG Annual Meeting in New York City earlier this year.
Read “10 Questions with Brian Bates” written by Schreyer Honors College Relations Intern Megan Dutill, here http://www.shc.psu.edu/news/news_item.cfm?id=194 that covers his motivations and future plans with regard to sustainable agriculture.
Gilliam received an Honorable Mention for her poster “Wall Paintings, Wealth and Status in Regio VI,
Pompeii,” displayed below.
“I decided to enter the exhibition for fun because I love sharing my knowledge of Roman Pompeii and I wanted the experience of presenting.” Gilliam says, adding, “I ended up presenting and answering questions for my entire session--an exhilarating experience! Some of these questions suggested new areas of research, so in a sense, presenting my project was also the beginning step of a new research cycle. I never imagined that I would win anything so my library award honorable mention was a wonderful surprise!”
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