From left, Joshua Campbell, Jessica Perkins and Audra Harris
Students present research findings
Oct. 11, 2013
The Arkansas Plant Powered Production (P3) Center supported the research projects of seven University of Arkansas undergraduate students in the summer of 2013. On Oct. 4, four students presented summaries of their findings. They are:
• Joshua Campbell, who worked with Dr. Ron Sayler, research assistant professor of plant pathology. Campbell’s presentation was titled “The Role of Stink Bugs in the Epidemiology of Panicle Blight in Rice.”
• Audra Harris, who is now a master’s student working for Ken Korth, professor of plant pathology, delivered a presentation titled “Comparative study of M. truncatula accessions as they relate to saponin defenses against insect pests.”
• Kyle Lawrence, who worked with Julie Carrier, professor of biological and agricultural engineering, delivered a presentation titled “Dilute Acid Pretreatment of Switchgrass.”
• Jessica Perkins discussed her work on “Rice and Drought” that she conducted with Andy Pereira, professor of crop, soil, and environmental sciences.
Following the talks, the students participated in a roundtable luncheon with P3 faculty and staff. The discussion centered on the students’ research experiences, their plans for the future, and on ways to enhance research experiences for future P3 undergraduate researchers on campus.