“It was great to represent the Credit Union at the Research Symposium. The competition was very close, and I was impressed by all of the student presentations. Every student should be proud of what they have accomplished through their research.”— Jim Hunsanger, MSUFCU Vice President

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MSUFCU Sponsors MSU’s Annual Research Symposium

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Michigan State University celebrated the work created by Lyman Briggs College students at the 7th annual Research Symposium.

 

The two-night event was held in Holmes Hall where Lyman Briggs undergraduate students from different major disciplines presented on a variety of topics including controversial drugs used in cancer research, antibiotic resistance in agriculture, and factors and trends affecting interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career paths based on gender.

 

As a supporter of a variety of MSU organizations and events on campus, we were pleased to sponsor the Briggs Research Symposium. As a bonus to sponsoring the event, MSUFCU’s Vice President of Internal Audit and Compliance, Jim Hunsanger, had the honor of being a judge at the event.

 

“It was great to represent the Credit Union at the Research Symposium. The competition was very close, and I was impressed by all of the student presentations,” said Hunsanger. “Every student should be proud of what they have accomplished through their research.”

 

After deliberation from the judges, two students were announced as grand prize winners on the different nights of competition.

 

Clare Laut, a sophomore with a dual major in microbiology and genomics and molecular genetics, and a member of the Honors College, was named as Monday’s grand prize winner for her project on the “Effects of pH and Nutrition Depletion on Group B Streptococcus Cells that Exist in Biofilms.”

 

Monica Pomaville, a senior with a dual major in physiology and nutritional science, was named Tuesday’s grand prize winner for her project on the “Implications of Novel Lung Cancer Associated Mutations in Human Retinoblastoma Family Protein p130.”

 

Congratulations to the 2013 Research Symposium winners! For more information about the 7th Annual Lyman Briggs Research Sympsium, click here.