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Upward Bound Students to Present Summer Research Findings


July 17, 2012 — Students in the University of Wyoming Upward Bound Program will present the results of their summer research Thursday, July 19, from 9-11 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The public is invited to the symposium to meet the students and learn about their research findings.

The students, who come from 11 high schools in Wyoming, have completed a six-week academic program at UW that focused on a scientific research project guided by faculty or graduate student mentors.

The students, who will present their research in a science fair-style format, investigated topics in forestry, ecology, computer engineering, forensic anthropology and biomechanics.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound assists eligible students in preparing for successful entry into college. Program services are provided at no cost to families who meet the eligibility requirements.

Students, listed by high school represented, are:

Cheyenne Central High School -- Tasha Byers and Gary Espinosa.

Cheyenne South High School -- Ashley Bahner, Parrish Ledney, Melissa Hoang, Conrad Nuanes, Devyn Nuanes and Eric Zuniga.

Dean Morgan Junior High School -- Justis Boughton.

Kelly Walsh High School -- Zach Arndt.

Lander Valley High School -- Kelly Jenkins and Natasha Underwood.

Laramie High School -- Carolina Chong, Kayla Davis, Rebecca Hire, Haley Kasinger, Bailey Klein, Yoselin Leon, Zelena Leon, Dean Naylor and Matt Uhl.

Lovell High School -- Ameesha Anderson, Alexander Connour, AJ Dickson, Jessica Emmett, Mackenzie Jue, Tyler Krogh, Andrew Mayes, Meryk McArthur, Mysen McArthur and Dylan See.

Natrona County High School -- Norman Brummett, Caitlin Oliver, Lindsay Scott-Willardson and Robert Weir.

Riverton High School -- Ashley Glenn.

Shoshoni High School -- Kelly McAuslan and Olivia Thompson.

Wind River High School -- Kristopher Justice, Alex Kini and Darcia Pingree.

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