Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ashland students present their research on Capitol Hill

Toxicology major Daphne Guinn ‘11 and Geology major Jennifer Miller ’11 presented a poster titled “Cadmium contamination of consumer products: An emerging threat to children’s health” at the April 13th 2011 “Posters on the Hill” in Washington DC. This event is sponsored by the Council for Undergraduate Research, of which Ashland University is a supporting institutional member.

Their poster was one of only 74 presentations accepted out of more than 700 applications nationwide. Guinn and Miller were accompanied to Washington by their advisor Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer and his wife BethAnn. While there, they met with Ohio congressional representatives and staff (including Senator Rob Portman, above) to discuss their research and emphasize the importance of funding for undergraduate research and STEM education.

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