Honors Program Students Present Research at Regional Conference
May 03, 2021
Honors students Rachael Crabb, music education, Lionel Hampton School of Music, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Hana Haakenstad, environmental science, College of Natural Resources; and Dasyre Sires psychology, CLASS; presented original research at the Western Regional Honors Council annual conference on April 10. The conference was hosted virtually by Southern Utah University and attended by students and faculty from the council’s 13 member states.
Crabb presented research on Igor Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio “Oedipus Rex.” Haakenstad presented research on zooplankton migration and grazing patterns in response to dissolved oxygen levels in lakes. Sires presented research on genomic sequencing work with Escherichia coli to better understand antibiotic resistance. The students were mentored by Honors Program Faculty Fellow Jamaica Ritcher, Department of English, director of the U of I Writing Center.
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