On Feb. 11-12, five undergraduate and 10 graduate students from Wichita State University will travel to the state capitol to present a wide range of research studies, covering topics from advances in health care to drilling efficiency.
Undergraduate students will present from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, on the first floor of the Rotunda in the Capitol Building in Topeka. Master’s and doctorate students will present from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 12, on the second floor of the Rotunda. The event is free and open to the public.
“This year, WSU is facilitating events that bring together students from across Kansas,” said Kimberly Engber, dean of the WSU Honors College. “We are proud to carry on a tradition of supporting excellent undergraduate research and creative activities and sharing students’ enthusiasm with legislators.”
The WSU students will share their findings not only with legislators, but with the Kansas Board of Regents, industry representatives and other attendees. Students from other Board of Regents institutions in Kansas will also participate at the summit.
“The Graduate School is proud to be a part of this summit which showcases WSU graduate students’ innovative research that is important to the economic advancement of the state and the well-being of Kansans,” said Kerry Wilks, associate dean of the Graduate School.
Undergraduate students presenting at the event, with their respective faculty mentors, are: Lydia Ibarra and Jodie Hertzog, associate professor of sociology; Maha Madi and Joseph Keebler, assistant professor of psychology; Tyler McGinnis-Extine and Wilfredo Moscoso-Kingsley, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering; Spencer Sinclair and Humberto Saenz, assistant professor of printmaking; and Colton Turner and Alex Chaparro, professor of psychology.
Graduate students presenting at the event, with their respective faculty mentors, are: Telakapalli Abhignan and Geethalakshmi Shivanapura-Lakshmikanth, lecturer, General Aviation Flight Lab; Emmanuel des-Bordes and Esra Buyuktahtakin, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering; Nithyanandhi Duraisamy and Kim Cluff, assistant professor of biomedical engineering; Parisa Eimanzadeh and Ehsan Salari, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering; Alexander Foster and Atri Dutta, assistant professor of aerospace engineering; Elham Kookhahi and Mehmet Yildirim, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering; Crystal Miller and Jodie Hertzog, associate professor of sociology; Senaratnelage Senaratne and David Eichhorn, professor of chemistry; Kiley Schmidt and Kathy Strattman, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders; Dustin Smith and Joseph Keebler, assistant professor of psychology.