A group of Bloomsburg University students were among the select students who presented research at the first-ever PASSHE Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Conference, held this year at Slippery Rock University. The inaugural conference is a product of the Council on Undergraduate Research and PASSHE Workshops on undergraduate research in state systems and consortia. The workshops were funded by the National Science Foundation to bring faculty together and promote undergraduate research and scholarship by PASSHE students.

Anthropology majors Michelle Mattar, Jared McAlexander and Katelyn Shoemaker, along with Renee Risalti, a biological and allied health sciences major, participated in this initiative by networking with students and faculty from all 14 PASSHE universities. Students participated in a student presentation competition. Risalti was honored with a Third Place Award for her poster, “Integrative Responses to Heat Stress in Lubriculus variegatus.

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