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James A. Bradford Colloquium features research by Science Division students, three winners named

Seven Muskingum College Science Division students made presentations at this year’s James A. Bradford Colloquium, and three were selected as prize winners. Winners were selected by Science Division faculty members, and the prizes are funded by The Carolyn and Glenn Hodges Student Research Awards Fund.

Michael Zimmerman '08 was awarded first place for his presentation, Parasite loads in three sunfish species (Lepmis SP) on reclaimed surface mine ponds in southeastern Ohio (The Wilds). Zimmerman conducted his research with The Homer A. Anderson Distinguished Professor of the Natural Sciences Dr. Danny Ingold.

Ashley Burkett '08 was awarded second place for her study, Taphonomy of mollusc species found in lagoonal cores of Smuggler’s Cave, United States Virgin Islands.

Amanda LeFever '08 received third place for her work, Synthesis and characterization of the pyrene-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethan charge transfer complex. She conducted her research with Professor of Chemistry Dr. Raymond Rataiczak.

Jessica Teaff '08 and Jonathan Grennell '08 presented, Giraffe Nutrition Study at The Wilds, Ohio.

Joe Foreman '08 presented, Quantifying Land Use and Water Quality Changes Within a Small Rural Watershed in Southeastern Ohio (1961-2004).

Taylor Hammond '09 presented, The Effect of Self Ambivalence Level on Attribution.

Ankur Joshi '08 presented, Prediction of the Structure and Nature of the “Resuscitation Promoting Factor” (RPF) Protein Secreted by the Viable Cells of Micrococcus Luteus.