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Minonk Student Among Eleven UIS students to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - Posted 2:38:46 PM by Blake Wood

SPRINGFIELD – Eli Hahn of Minonk is one of eleven students from the University of Illinois Springfield who will present their work at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research on April 6-8, 2017, at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.

Students submitted abstracts and were selected in a competitive process by the UIS Undergraduate Research Steering Committee. They were later approved by the national conference committee. The students represent multiple programs and colleges.

Students presenting include (listed by hometown):

In State:

Chicago: Marquiera Harris (Social Work)

Des Plaines: Elizabeth Karras (Sociology & Anthropology)

Minonk: Eli Hahn (Psychology)

Naperville: Alex Skarr (Sociology & Anthropology & Political Science)

Pleasant Plains: Shyleen Frost (Biology)

Springfield: Gabriel Broughton (Business Administration); Ebony Forslund (Psychology); Amanda Monke (English)

Swansea: Turner Clark (Business Management)

Washington: Allie McIntire (Psychology)


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Nhan Khanh Le (Business Administration)

The 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research is a program of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Around 4,000 students from around the country will present their research and creative activities.

The students will be accompanied on the trip by Tiffani Saunders, UIS Sociology/Anthropology lecturer, and Keenan Dungey, associate professor of chemistry and director of the Undergraduate Research Support Program.

For more information, contact Dungey at 217/206-7345 or email