JBU Students to Present Research at State Capitol

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (February 9, 2012) — Five student teams from John Brown University will join nearly 80 students from Arkansas four-year public and private colleges in presenting cutting-edge undergraduate research to state legislators at the State Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 15.

Students participating in “Arkansas STEM Posters at the Capitol” will share their work in areas of natural sciences, computer science, engineering and mathematics. The research will be on display between 10 a.m. and noon in the rotunda.

Teams from JBU will present their research in areas of biology, chemistry and physics. Each student’s project is done in collaboration with faculty mentors and represents at least a year of work. Their research topics include “Fluid Motion with Megnetohydrodynamics,” “An Assessment of the Biological and Chemical Properties of Sager Creek,” “Right-Handed and Left-Handed: A Reaction in Stereo” and “Non-linear Structures in Earth’s Auroral Regions.”

“Through research, students learn to apply what they learn in the classroom to scientific issues that have important implications for society,” said Brent Swearingen, coordinator of undergraduate scholarship at JBU. “We're pleased that our students have the opportunity to share the fruits of their hard work with their elected representatives.”

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.