Student Research Projects Place at Regional Competition

BETHANY, Okla. (April 25, 2012) – This spring students from the SNU Biology Department have been competing across the state in regional competitions.  

Two students competed and won awards for their oral presentations at the annual regional Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society meeting on Sat, March 31, held at the OU Biological Station at Lake Texoma, OK.  Senior Mary Siems, biology/chemistry major, won 2nd place in her section for her research conducted with the NASA REU.  Senior Matt Dupree, biology major, won 3rd place in his section for his research conducted at QERC. 

"The biology faculty are extremely proud of our students' achievements in representing SNU at this regional conference. Matt's research was conducted at the QERC facility in Costa Rica as part of our semester abroad program and Mary's project was conducted as part of the NASA Summer Research Experience held each year at SNU,” stated, Dr. Caroline Bentley, Associate Professor of Biology and Beta Beta Beta club advisor.

Siems and Dupree competed against students from Oklahoma and Texas. Four students from SNU presented their work at this meeting and were accompanied by Dr. Sharon Young, Emeriti.

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