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Posters at the Capitol

Seventeen Ohio Northern University students will be among more than 50 students from northwest Ohio taking part in Posters at the Capitol in Columbus, Ohio, on April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This marks the third year that students from Ohio Northern will present their undergraduate research in posters at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

Amanda Hoersten, a third-year pharmacy student from Delphos, Ohio, and Nicholas Wolters, a second-year pharmacy student from Maria Stein will present “Improved antinociception and decreased withdrawal in buprenorphine-treated mice lacking RGS protein activity at Gai2.”

Axel Brandt, a senior in mathematics from Rocky River, Ohio, and Nicholas Erickson, a sophomore in computer engineering from Lima, Ohio, will present “Efficiencies of Factorization Algorithms on RSA Encryption.”

Christopher Westrick, a fifth-year pharmacy student from Defiance, Ohio, and Benjamin Brocious, a third-year pharmacy student from Vandalia, Ohio, will present “Improving Potency of glutamate Racemase Inhibitors.

David Mason, a junior in technology education from East Greenwich, R.I., Brian Hill, a senior in technology education from Fairborn, Ohio, Levi Brown, a freshman in technology education from Forest, Ohio, and Michael Letcher, a junior in technology education from Kirkville, N.Y., will present “Value of Technology Education in Ohio Schools.”

James Gallagher, a senior in physics from Beaver Falls, Pa., will present “Nonlinear waves in one-dimensional dusty plasma.”

Jeremy Ebert, a third-year pharmacy student from Bucyrus, Ohio, and Karen Thatcher, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Jefferson Hills, Pa., will present two projects, “MDMA-induced Thermogenesis is Mediated by Fatty Acid Uptake in Skeletal Muscle” and “MDNA-induced Thermogenesisis Attenuated by A trial Natiuretic Peptide NPR-A Receptor Antagonist Ananti.”

Kelly Jansen, a senior in nursing from Celina, Ohio, will present “RGS proteins as novel targets for antidepressant drug therapy.”

Jana Moses, a senior in management from Holland, Ohio, and Casey Conley, a senior in management from Lima, Ohio, will present “Internal Controls of Small Nonprofit Organizations and The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: An Empirical Study.”

Jordaan Williams, a sophomore accounting major from Grayslake, Il, presented his research on cell phone coverage at college campuses and the potential for new markets for cell phone coverage.

Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland will welcome the students, who will present their research to Ohio legislators, members of the Ohio Board of Regents, staff and visitors to the Statehouse.

Undergraduate students in all disciplines from 14 northwest Ohio universities and colleges were invited to submit abstracts for research posters to be presented at Posters at the Capitol. Students selected for participation designed and produced professional-quality research posters that highlight their research and its significance for Ohio.

This event is modeled after the Council on Undergraduate Research’s national Posters on the Hill display held annually in Washington, D.C.