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KAS student competition winners announced 


Since 1913 the Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting has provided a venue for Kentucky’s scientists and student scientist to publicly present their research. The 99h Annual Kentucky Academy Science Meeting was held Nov. 8-9.

Approximately 800 scientists and students attended the meeting hosted by Morehead State University. Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky colleges and Universities participated in the meeting research competitions.

The winners of the student competitions from Morehead State University are:

Undergraduate Oral Presentations: Botany, first place, Kelly Modaff; Chemistry: Analytical/Physical, third place, Kathryn Renyer; Computer and Information Sciences, first place, Jorge Chang; Computer and Information Sciences, third place, Zachary Lamb; Engineering, first place, Kien Dang; Engineering, second place, William Roach-Barrette; Engineering, third place, Zach Taulbee; Mathematics, second place, Emily Adams; Science Education, second place, Sarah Francis; Science Education, third place, Janie Knell; and Zoology, first place, Brooke Washburn.

Undergraduate Poster Presentations: Agricultural Sciences, third place, Gregory Shanley; Botany, second place, Benjamin Rasp; Botany, third place, Victoria Evans; Engineering, third place, Robert Spencer; Microbiology, first place, Travis Witkowski; Physics and Astronomy, first place, Alekzander Kosakowski; Physiology and Biochemistry, third place, Sarah McClanahan; and Psychology, first place, Justine Griesenauer.

Graduate Oral Presentations: Engineering, first place, Nadeera Ekanayake; and Science Education, third place, Daniel Burton.

The Kentucky Academy of Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science in our Commonwealth. The Academy encourages scientific research, promotes the diffusion of scientific knowledge, and unifies the scientific interests of the Commonwealth.

For more information visit its website

Nadeera Ekanayake
Nadeera Ekanayake, from Sri Lanka, is a graduate student in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology(SLIIT). She has more than 3 years of industrial experience working as a software engineer for an ERP software development company. Nadeera joined MSU in spring 2012 and works as a graduate assistant in the AET department.

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