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Six UK Students Win Kentucky Academy of Science Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2017) — Six University of Kentucky students took honors at the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Annual Meeting held Nov. 3-4, at Murray State University. With more than 500 scientists and students in attendance, hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky and regional colleges and universities participated in the research competitions.

The UK students who won awards in the KAS student competitions are as follows:

  • Eashwar Somasundaram, a chemistry senior and Lewis Honors College student from Williamson, Kentucky, took second place in undergraduate poster presentation in the Physiology & Biochemistry category;
  • Harrison Inocencio, computer science junior and Lewis Honors College student from Lexington, took second place in undergraduate oral presentation in the Computer & Information Sciences category;
  • Jordan Garcia, a mechanical engineering senior from Mayfield, Kentucky, took third place in undergraduate oral presentation in the Engineering category;
  • Maddie Stanback, a biology junior and Lewis Honors College student from Lexington, took third place in undergraduate poster presentation in the Zoology category;
  • Rosemary Calabro, a chemistry doctoral student from Indiana, took first place in graduate oral presentation in the Chemistry: Analytical/ Physical category; and
  • Tyler Stofell, a mechanical engineering student from Wisconsin, took first place in undergraduate poster presentation in the Engineering category.

The KAS is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1914, whose mission is to foster scientific discovery and understanding in Kentucky.

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