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Ohio Northern Students Participate in Posters on the Hill

Apr 20, 2007
Three Ohio Northern University physics student are among 80 students from across the country to present their research projects on Capital Hill, April 25, in an event sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Seniors Andrea Herrick from Swanton, Ohio, Kevin Wells from Creston, Ohio, and Michael Garee from St. Marys, Ohio, will present their research "Breathing oscillation of elliptical Debye clusters" as part of Posters on the Hill.

The posters present the results of independent research in science, mathematics and humanities. Undergraduates will display their research posters to members of Congress, federal agency funding officers, and invited guests in Rooms 338-B - 340-B of the Rayburn House Office Building from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 25.

Posters on the Hill offers students the opportunity to share their personal stories and the excitement of their discoveries with members of Congress and professional scientists. Students spend the day visiting the offices of their elected representatives and most will meet with one or more Representatives or Senators. The day concludes with a poster session attended by members of Congress, their staffs, and personnel from federal funding agencies. This year the Council on Undergraduate Research and the American Chemical Society are collaborating by jointly hosting CUR's Posters on the Hill and ACS's Public Service Award. ACS will be honoring Rueben Hinojosa (D-TX), David Hobson (R-OH), and Dr. Ralph Cicerone, Director of the National Academies of Science.

The students were competitively chosen from just under 400 applicants nationwide. Their research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and many other agencies --- federal, state, and private.

ONU's students previously presented their work at the 59th Gaseous Electronic Conference (GEC) held in October in Columbus, Ohio. In their poster, they reported on experimental work done in the ONU plasma physics laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Terry Sheridan.

Ohio Northern University, a leading private, student-centered institution that blends quality professional programs with the arts and sciences, educates more than 3,650 students in its five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law.
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