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Evangel University science and technology students participate in Missouri Academy of Science meeting

April 20, 2012 | Paul K. Logsdon

PHOTO CAPTION: Evangel University senior Daniel Kober talks with Dr. Steve Badger, professor of chemistry, in front of his first place presentation.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –Seven students and two faculty members from the Evangel University Science and Technology Department attended the 48th annual meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science at the University of Missouri—Columbia on Saturday, April 14.

 Daniel Kober, senior chemistry and biology double major from Menasha, Wis., earned first place out of 14 oral presentations.

 Kober presented work from his summer research project that was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

 His final paper was titled Expression, Purification, and Characterization of Non-Structural Proteins of the SARS-Coronavirus.

 Evangel students made additional presentations including the following:

  1. Biology Poster Presentation: Daniel Kober, senior biology major Victoria Schmitt, senior biology major Adam Grumke and junior biology major Kaylen Foehring conducted a study titled Microbiological Survey of Cafeteria Utensils.  At the conference, their work was presented on a poster by Daniel Kober.
  2. Chemistry Oral Presentation: Senior biological chemistry major Adam Engebretson, junior biological chemistry major Kyle Fulghum and junior biology major Riya Thomas conducted a study titled The Effect of Molecular Branching on Specific Rotation in Isomers of Alcohols. Their results were presented by Adam Engebretson.

 Also in attendance at the meeting was junior biology major Rintu Thomas.

 Faculty sponsors included Dr. Glenner Richards, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Michael Tenneson, professor of biology.

 For more information, contact Dr. Richards at 417-865-2815, ext. 8313.

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