CSU–Pueblo students provides glimpse of summer research during Homecoming week

The research of 17 chemistry and biology students from the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be featured at the Fourth Annual Science and Mathematics Student Research Symposium and Open House on Friday, Oct. 17. The event, which will run from noon to 2 p.m. in the foyer of the Life Sciences Building, will highlight work completed by CSU-Pueblo students in the Summer of 2008.

The students were supported in their work from a variety of grant sources, including Merck/AAAS, Research Corporation, the American Chemical Society, the NIH, the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District, the Pueblo City Council and the Pueblo Board of Water Works, as well as internal funds from the College of Science and Mathematics.

The research topics selected ranged from pharmaceuticals uptake into plant tissue and wastewater contaminants in Fountain and Monument Creek sediments to the metabolic rate and behavioral thermoregulation in aging rats.

Project findings will be displayed in poster format during the symposium, and students will be on hand to answer questions about their efforts. The following are those students who will participate.


Kathleen McLallen, Graduate Student

Thomas Brown, Graduate Student
Jessica Retana, Freshman

Ryan Anderson, Sophomore

Praksh Gurung, Graduate Student, Kathmandu

David Bemis, Sophomore
Andrew Callaghan, Senior
Sarah Deffit, Freshman
Patrick Herklotz, Sophomore
Jenney Mead, Graduate Student
Laurisa Rodriques, Centennial High School
Dustin Seifried, Junior
Jason Turner, Senior
Amy Uhernik, Graduate Student
Denise Vargas, Graduate Student

Timothy Wheeler, Sophomore

For more information, contact the Interim Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics Janna McLean at (719) 549-2340.

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