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Latta 9th grade student Jake Collins (from left), Latta High School senior Desiree Lyon and Ada High School senior Hanna Huling will be among 90 students from across Oklahoma who will present their research papers Thursday and Friday at the state meeting of the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science. The OJAS meeting is held annually at East Central University along with the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair. The students' papers were certified at the regional OJAS meeting at ECU in February. Collins' paper explores the effect of Chaetomium globosum on plant growth. Lyon's paper is a comparative study of the antibiotic resistance present in resident and transient dermal bacteria. Huling will present a paper on chemical oxidative treatment of soil and aquifer material -- effects of iron content and soil pH.
Political science and legal studies students at East Central University will travel to Washington, D.C., over spring break to participate in several internships in Congressional offices and private law firms. They will work on Capitol Hill and meet with members from Oklahoma's congressional delegation and Chickasaw Nation Ambassador Charles Blackwell. Students include Christina Isom (front row, from left), Rebecca Matthews, Rimpal Bhakta, Jennifer Hicks, and Laura Clark; (middle row) Latisha Stick, Edward Stilwell, Aleisha Brewer and Emma Wesley; and (back row) Aleksandra Murgoska, Joe Mohr and Scott Kennedy.
Marking the 15th anniversary of the Hedgehog and Fox Faculty Lecture at East Central University are ECU President John Hargrave (front row, from left) with lecturers Dr. Dwight Myers (2000), Dr. Bill Osborne (2010), Dr. John Ulrich (2001) and Dr. Hongkai Zhang (2005). Dr. Duane C. Anderson (left, middle row) provost and vice president for academic affairs, stands with lecturers Dr. Bradley Clampitt (2009), Dr. Thomas Cowger (2003), Dr. Anita Walker (1998) and (back row) Dr. Terry Cluck and Dr. Charles Biles (2002) and Dr. Patrick Bohan, (2008). Osborne, dean of ECU's School of Education and Psychology and this year's lecturer, described his visit to China last summer. He gave an update on efforts to establish partnerships with Chinese education agencies and the potential enrollment of Chinese students at ECU in 2010-11.