(Posted April 17, 2018)

Photo: Sarah Rohrer '20

Photo: Sarah Rohrer '20

Huntingdon, Pa. – On April 19, Juniata College will host its annual Liberal Arts Symposium (LAS). A daylong celebration of undergraduate research and creative inquiry, the event provides a forum for students from different areas of study to demonstrate what they are working on to the rest of the College. This year, for the first time, a select group of students will take their research posters from Liberal Arts Symposium on campus to the Huntingdon County Library. From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Huntingdon community members can learn about several research projects that have been conducted in central Pennsylvania.

Poster presentations will include:

  • Savannah Bailey, Peter Rankin, Youqi Peng, Allison Kronenwetter, and Jacob Notestine, “Force for Health”
  • Bridget Kiely, “The Effect of Eurasian Milfoil on Water Chemistry in Raystown Lake”
  • Logan Stenger, Austin Peck, Aldo Legge, and Colton Craig, “An assessment for potential eastern hellbender (C. alleganiensis) habitat in a coldwater river system in south-central Pennsylvania”
  • Joanna Shin, Victoria Taylor, and Carrie McGlohon, “Digital Natives: Perspectives on Social Media in the Classroom”
  • Molly Ulrich and Chance Bowersox, “Evidence for Early Terrestrial Plants in Silurian Rocks of Central Pennsylvania”
  • Shannan Davidow and Ashley Weiand, “Natal Nest Philopatry in Northern Map Turtles (Graptemys geographica) of the Juniata River”
  • Julia Kinney, “Petrographic Analysis of Carbonate Subenvironments of the Hatter and Linden Hall Formations, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania”
  • Shannan Davidow and Calvin Liu, “Juniata College BioBlitz 2017”
  • Anh Le, “Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing on Gene Expression of Brook Trout, Salvelinus Fontinalis, in Western Pennsylvania Streams”
  • Allison Koehle, “Hemlock Wooly Adelgid and Headwater Stream Biodiversity: No Evidence for Significant Short-term Impacts of Hemlock Decline in Central Pennsylvania”
  • Amy Kochel, Zachary Lee, Caitlyn Coffin, Brooke Ridenour, Kelsey Deetz, Lisa Metzger, and Stephanie Letourneau, “Brown Trout Movement in the Little Juniata River Under Varying Habitat Qualities”

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.