Early March saw 2 of Hampden-Sydney’s seniors present their research work at professional conferences attended by fellow undergraduate students as well as graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from across the nation. Tyler Moore presented his research work from summer 2010 at the Association of Field Ornithologists/Cooper Ornithological Society/Wilson Ornithological Society at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
Tyler performed his research with former professor Michael Collins on bird migratory patterns in coastal Maine.
Over the same weekend a few hundred miles away, Nate Thomas presented his senior honors research at the Southeast Regional Yeast Meeting at Mississippi State University.
Nate’s research with professor Mike Wolyniak deals with the role of two proteins found in the yeast nuclear membrane in cell division. Nate received a $300 travel award from the National Science Foundation to help him attend the meeting, bring the total of travel grant money awarded to Hampden-Sydney biology students this academic year to $900. Professor Wolyniak moderated a platform session at the same meeting.