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MU student Shelby Giblin presenting at PAS in March of 2014.

MU student Nicholas Hendry presenting at PAS in March of 2014.

MU student Amanda Lazzeri presenting at PAS in March of 2014.

MU student Jessica Webber presenting at PAS in March of 2014.

MU Student Researchers (l-r): Josh Krall, Jessica Webber, Amanda Lazzeri, Shelby Giblin, Michael Pheasant, Nick Hendry and Tim Kennedy

Check out the biology student research being conducted in hopes of finding a treatment for breast cancer.

Students majoring in the biology program have the opportunity to participate in research projects under the supervision of various faculty members in the biology department. During the spring semester of the junior or senior year, students can present their research findings at the Student Poster session held at Misericordia University.
 
 On occasion, students may be asked to present their work at venues other than that of the  Misericordia community.  This gives them the opportunity for exposure to areas outside of Northeastern PA.
 
  Seven MU students presented their poster at the PA Academy of Sciences (PAS) meeting in Bradford PA which was held March 2014.   They are pictured at the right, along with their posters.  The following posters were presented at PAS by MU students and faculty:
 
Circadian Rhythms in College Students,   Krall, Joshua W.* and Angela Asirvatham
 
Comparison of Two Species Leaf Litter Breakdown in Trout Brook, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,   Hendry, Nicholas R.*, Timothy Kennedy, Michael Pheasant and Barbara McCraith
 
Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in Different Detrital Environments,  Kennedy, Timothy A., Nicolas Hendry, Michael Pheasant and Barbara McCraith
 
Macroinvertebrate Functional Feeding Group Distribution and Diversity in Leaf Packs of Varying Species,  Pheasant, Michael S.*, Nicholas R. Hendry, Timothy A. Kennedy and Barbara McCraith
 
Identification of Larval Chironomids (Diptera:  Chironomidae) from Trout Brook, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,   Corpus, Larry* and Barbara McCraith
 
Caching Behavior of the Eastern Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) Based on Different Characteristics of Human Predator's "Eyes",    Webber, Jessica* and Evelyn Neunteufel
 
Does Heterospecific Size Affect the Feeding Behaviors of Black Capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus)?,  Giblin, Shelby* and Evelyn Neunteufel