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MSU undergraduate research highlighted at Posters-at-the-Capitol

Once again, Morehead State University students demonstrated their experience with hands-on research at Posters-at-the-Capitol, held Thursday, March 3, at the State Capitol in Frankfort.    

Posters-at-the-Capitol is an event hosted collaboratively by Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. It provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in scholarship, research and creative work important to their educational experience and professional development. It allows members of Kentucky's legislature and the governor the opportunity to understand the importance of undergraduate research better.     

"Posters-at-the-Capitol is a unique opportunity for our students to showcase their research on a state-wide stage. Legislators attended and enjoyed speaking with the student researchers and learning more about the positive impact the research makes on the Commonwealth," said Megan Boone, director of MSU's Office of Career Services. "Undergraduate research is a hands-on experience that prepares one for a career. Employers and graduate programs value the critical thinking, oral communication and written communication skills that are developed during the research process."  

Research presentations include:    

  • Michael Bogucki of Grayson; Daniel Wohlfarth of Williamsburg; Clay LeBreche, director of international student services; Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, associate professor of criminology; "Boogaloo Bois."  
  • Hannah Elizabeth Brewer of Pine Ridge; Andrea Parish of Olive Hill; Annette Hines, TRiO academic counselor; Angela Renee Rowe, program coordinator and manager of MSUTeach; "C2C STEM Collaboration."  
  • Johnna Brown of Winchester, Madison Cornelius of Danville; Reganne Miller of Carlisle; Daisy Pratt of Jamestown; Dr. Gregory Corso, chair of the Department of Psychology; "Accuracy and Engagement Resulting from Different Presentation Formats."  
  • Johnna Brown of Winchester; Madison Cornelius of Danville; Reganne Miller of Carlisle; Daisy Pratt of Jamestown; Dr. Gregory Corso, chair of the Department of Psychology; "Effect of Visual-Audio Redundancy on Serial Recall Accuracy."  
  • Caitlyn Burdine of Frankfort; Peyton Rose of Versailles; Dr. Ahmad Hassan, associate professor of management; "The Influence of CEO Gender on Firm's Competitive Intensity."  
  • Dorian Cook of Edgewood; Dr. Kimberlee Ann Sharp, professor of education; "How can song lyrics promote social justice? Nina Simone's 'Mississippi Goddam.'"  
  • Dalton Hensley of Hatfield; Dr. Heba Elgazzar, professor of computer science; "Classification of Stroke Victims Through Ensemble Learning and an Exploration of Various Supervised Machine Learning Algorithms."  
  • Duncan McGinnis of Flatwoods; Dr. Melissa Mefford, assistant professor of biology; "Creating the First Genetically Engineered Eukaryote with Circular Chromosomes."  
  • Kaelyn Moore of Shepherdsville; Dr. Timothy Hare, professor of anthropology; "The Effectiveness of Intervention Programs on Educational Outcomes of Children Growing Up in Poverty."  

To learn more about MSU's undergraduate research opportunities, visit

Photo: Duncan McGillis of Flatwoods presented his poster "Creating the First Genetically Engineered Eukaryote with Circular Chromosomes" in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Melissa Mefford (not pictured) at Posters-at-the-Capitol in Frankfort.