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Release: Feb. 21, 2001

UI hosts Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Feb. 23-24

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student name) of (hometown/high school) will present a paper titled (title of presentation) at the 39th annual Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Feb. 23-24 at the University of Iowa and the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel.

The symposium, featuring 16 student research presentations, is being held by the Iowa Secondary Student Training Office for some 200 Iowa high school students and 30 teachers.

Student participants will tour UI science research laboratories where presentations are planned in biomedical engineering, the biological sciences, chemical and biochemical engineering, computer science, dental research, hydraulic engineering, nursing, pathology, physics and astronomy, psychology, radiation research and radiology. Students will also tour the Central Microscopy Facility, Geological Survey Bureau, and the Museum of Natural History. The symposium is coordinated by the UI in cooperation with the U.S. Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Academy of Applied Science, Inc.

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EDITOR: Student presenters are listed alphabetically by hometown.

IOWA

ADAIR: Erin Peterson, Adair-Casey High, Glyphosate Resistant Corn: Beneficial or Harmful?

ALGONA: Emily Clark, Algona High, Taking a Bite our of Purple Loosestrife; Krystina Koppen, Algona High, The Cyclone.

CASCADE: Sara Woller, Cascade High, Experience Influences Hindlimb Coordination in Infant Rats.

CEDAR FALLS: Casey Schroeder, Cedar Falls High, Developing Alternative Keyboards to Optimize Performance by Intensive Care Patients Using Augmentive Communication Devices.

DES MOINES: Brennan Johnson, Roosevelt High, Phylogeography of the Western Hognose Snake, Heterodon nasicus.

DONNELLSON: Amber Hohl, Central Lee High, Evidence and Documentation Describing a New Tardigrade Species and Anhydrobiotic Capacities of Three Species of Tardigrada; Blyth Philp, Central Lee High, A Comparison of Conformity Among Genders.

FORT DODGE: Kristen Flaherty, Saint Edmond High, Validation of a Whole Blood Assay in Mouse Model.

IOWA CITY: Imelda Turner, Iowa City West High, An Investigation of Neurological Tests.

MENLO: Heather LeFleur, West Central of Stuart High, Transpiration Alteration; Chris Nelson, West Central of Stuart High, Nitro Power.

MONTROSE: Sara Weirather, Central Lee High, Growth Regulators of Agrobacterium Tumefaciens.

NICHOLS: Arielle Hardre, West Liberty High, Evaluation of Simple Tandem Repeat Polymorphism (STRP) Markers Near the Juvenile Polyposis Gene, SMAD4

STUART: John Schwinger, West Central of Stuart High, Like a Rock; Gretchen Wilson, West Central of Stuart High, Parasitic Influence on Ovines "Chemical or Natural."