DELAWARE — Thirty Ohio Wesleyan University student-scientists shared the results of their 10-week summer science research projects this fall at the university’s 24th annual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium.
Kyle Davis of Sunbury, presented “Possible Difference in Microbial Colonies found in Avian Cavity Nesting Species.” Davis was mentored by Dustin Reichard, OWU assistant professor of zoology.
The students presented information and answered questions about their research findings, which were documented in posters outlining each project.
“In Ohio Wesleyan’s Summer Science Research Program, students learn quickly that authentic research is quite different from classroom labs — more challenging, more creative, more frustrating, and, ultimately, more rewarding,” said Laura Tuhela-Reuning, Ph.D., assistant director of the Summer Science Research Program.
“I have always actively involved students in my research projects during the academic year and during the summers,” Tuhela-Reuning said. “The most rewarding part is watching the students grow as scientists, seeing them take command of a research project, and knowing that they are gaining the confidence to speak and act as scientists.”
Read research abstracts prepared by 2016 program participants and learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Summer Science Research Program at www.owu.edu/ssrp. For more information about majoring in the sciences at OWU, visit www.owu.edu/academics.