Students present research at state capitol

Posted April 23, 2013

Two undergraduate students will represent ACU on April 26, at the Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Texas Capitol. ACU is one of 14 institutions with two students selected to present at the event.

David Gasvoda, senior English major from Houston, will deliver his paper, “Cormac McCarthy’s Projection of Nature In Blood Meridian.” Spenser Lynn, senior physics major from White Oak, will present “Development of a Clean Glove Box for the NIFFTE Collaboration.” 

Dr. Rusty Towell, chair of the Department of Engineering and Physics, and Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, director of undergraduate research, will also attend.

“Participation in this event reflects particularly well on ACU, because we are among less than a quarter of the schools allowed to have more than one student presenting,” says Sutherlin. “With presentations from physics and English, we are able to demonstrate some of the breadth of the exciting research being done at ACU.” 

The Undergraduate Research Day highlights the experiences of undergraduates engaged in research across Texas. Students from 51 general academic and health-related institutions, both public and independent, will present their research at a poster session for the members of the Texas State Legislature. Approximately 65 posters will be presented. 

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