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Students present work at capitol

Four students and two faculty members from Arkansas Tech were among 90 students representing 15 universities at the Arkansas State Capitol on Feb. 11 to present research from their fields.

Senior Zach Crosset of Monticello, graduate student Peng Feng of Tianjin, China, and senior Matthew Norman of Oden collaborated to present research on the effects of normal activities on human cognitive performance. The team used Stroop’s Test on iPhone. To make the research on humans possible, a component of their work was identified as noninvasive and used nonintrusive protocols. Their project was sponsored by Dr. Scott Kirkconnell, professor of biology.

Dr. Rosemary Burk, assistant professor of biology, sponsored senior Brock McFarland of Atkins in his research project for Central Arkansas Water. McFarland took part in the Maumelle watershed project that allows changes in the water source to be assessed.