posted Apr 13, 2006 in CAMPUS EVENTS
The Natural Science Department of McPherson College is hosting the annual Senior Project Research Forum at Melhorn Hall on Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m. The public, friends and family are encouraged to attend.
According to Dr. Karrie Rathbone, assistant professor of biology, "These students have designed and performed research to expand and exhibit their problem solving skills. Critical thinking is necessary to be successful in any career and our liberal arts program accentuates this process with student-guided research. A real advantage to our student researchers at McPherson College is the access to personalized instruction, excellent laboratory spaces and specialized equipment."
The Research Forum will showcase the results of four years of student’s study, with their research being the capstone of their experience. Six seniors will discuss their senior research project in fifteen minute presentations:
Travis Allen. Saint John, Kan., will discuss precision agriculture technology used to find and explain variations in plant and soil data within a sandy, irrigated field of corn in south-central Kansas. His presentation is entitled "Explaining Spatial Variation in Yields of Irrigated Corn."
Tim Cox, Lyndon, Kan., will present his project "Germination of five wheat varieties grown in Kansas over a range of salinities."