April 12, 2000
KALAMAZOO -- Three Western Michigan University students will travel to Montana this month to present research papers at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Slated for Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, the NCUR gathering at the University of Montana in Missoula, is expected to draw more than 2,000 undergraduates, faculty members and administrators from around the nation to hear and discuss undergraduate creative and scholarly work. Participants are expected to come from more than 400 colleges and universities representing almost every state in the nation.
The mission of NCUR is to promote undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.
WMU students presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research are:
Kimberly Clark of Martin, Mich., is the daughter of Vaughn and Terry Clark. She will present a paper titled "The Role Neurotrophic Factors Play in the Varying Level of Innervation Between Conducting Vessels and Resistence Vessels." She is a senior majoring in biomedical sciences.
Katrina E. Myall of Jackson, Mich., is the daughter of Frederick G. Myall II and Barbara N. Myall. Myall, a member of the Lee Honors College, will present her honors thesis titled "A Teacher's Influence: Pedagogy and Practice in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom." She is a senior majoring in secondary education and history.
Johnathan Reid of Kalamazoo is the son of Ronald E. and Carol A. Reid. He will present a paper titled "Ecce Homines." A member of the Lee Honors College, Reid is a senior majoring in philosophy and history.
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