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Students, Faculty Present at AAAS Annual Meeting

Feb 23, 2018

West Virginia Wesleyan College was represented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, held February 15-19. Two students and two faculty members presented research during what is the largest international science meeting in the world.

Melissa Guydish, a junior exercise science major from Bangor, PA and Rachel Fulks, a senior exercise science major from Bridgeport, WV presented in the Student Poster Competition and were accompanied by Kristy Henson, lab coordinator and instructor of biology, and Dr. Greg Popovich, associate professor of exercise science, who competed in the General Poster Session. Henson and Dr. Popovich also serve as the students’ primary research mentor and secondary research mentor, respectively.

The Student Poster Competition showcases undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students’ research from all sizes of institutions. Guydish presented a poster on her research Using digitized skeletal remains to conduct osteological analyses. Fulks presented Applying an Xbox Kinect to the two-compartment model of body composition.

In the General Poster Sessions were open to professionals and post-doctoral students. Henson presented on Digitization and 3D printing techniques of a dire wolf (canis dirus) ulna fossil, and Dr. Popovich presented Functional characteristics of adults with idiopathic scoliosis.

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Pictured are Fulks (left) and Guydish.