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West Virginia: Student to Participate in Undergraduate Research Day at State Capitol

Thirty-four students from West Virginia University took part in the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston next week, including Ms. Grace Nowicki from the West Virginia University School of Public Health.

More than 90 students from 15 institutions, including WVU, participated in the event on Tuesday, February 26 in the Capitol Rotunda.

The event allows undergraduate students to present their discoveries in poster format and talk to legislators about their findings. The projects are original scholarly works, and the presenters design posters for a general audience.

Ms. Nowicki – a Scottdale, WV, native – will present her research, “Highlighting the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risks Among Appalachian Children with Disabilities.” Her research mentor is Dr. Lesley Cottrell, director of the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities and faculty member in the WVU School of Public Health’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

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