UCA student wins first place at research conference

UCA student Jeremy Lusk recently placed first for his oral presentation in the Physics category at the Arkansas Infrastructure for Biomedical Research Excellence 2008 Research Conference at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

The annual conference attracts large numbers of researchers in the fields of biology, physics and chemistry and biochemistry. More than 400 faculty, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students from Arkansas and the region attended lectures, exhibits and workshop sessions in the science disciplines during the two-day event.

The Arkansas project to establish Infrastructure for Biomedical Research Excellence is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources, for the purpose of broadening the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research. The project has established a statewide network that links Arkansas institutions of higher education to promote infrastructure for building additional biomedical research capacity in Arkansas.