Several Lander students received first place awards for their presentations during the 14th annual Upstate Research Symposium. Hosted by the University of South Carolina Upstate, the Upstate Research Symposium provides a forum where both faculty and students from primarily undergraduate institutions throughout the Upstate of South Carolina can interact to discuss and share information regarding their research, scholarly and/or creative endeavors.
Lander senior Meg Lacombe, a chemistry major from Beaufort, received first place for her presentation "Lead Analysis of Drinking Water at a South Carolina University."
Three students tied for first in their category: Suzie Pace of Abbeville, nursing and health sciences; and Blair Harmon of Saluda and Jessica Wood of Hodges, Biology and Physiology.
Also presenting were: Nadja Seymour of Columbia, Hannah Girardeau of Greenville, and Daniel Hutto of Piedmont.
Presenting in the poster session were: Lee Phillips of Greenwood and Ryan Martin of Goose Creek, bioinformatics and biotechnology; Hannah Vickery of Williamston, biology and physiology; and Scarlett Singletary of Charleston and Anna Connelly of Greenwood, chemistry and environmental sciences.
Members of the Lander faculty were also in attendance: Michael Brizek, Mary Paige Ouzts, Pragya Sharma-Ghimire, T.D. Maze, Jennifer Maze, and Chris Duncan.