Warner Pacific Students Participate in the Murdock College Science Research Conference

At the recent Murdock College Science Research Conference (November 2016) hosted at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, two Warner Pacific science students presented research posters. Science posters are a key component of communicating a snapshot of research and are intended to invite conversation about the work.

The Conference focuses on sharing and advancing new knowledge in the natural sciences that were created or discovered through collaborative faculty-student research at colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest.

In honor of the program’s silver anniversary, the theme of the Conference this year was “Celebrating 25 Years in Supporting Undergraduate Research.”

Attendance at this Conference is by invitation; Warner Pacific was one of 30 invited. Oral and poster research presentations by students form the core of the Conference with over 300 students participating.

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WPC Student Ben Durham at Murdock Conference 2016
Ben Durham entered: Biology-Ecology Competition may lead to declines in American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) nest box use at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and its implications for management.
WPC student Brook Mengistu at Murdock Conference 2016
Biruktawit (Brook) Mengistu entered: Biology Developmental Biology –  Effect of maternal obesity on expression of Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase 1a (CPT 1a) in the human placenta.