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Spring Undergraduate Accolades

Biokinetics seniors Micah Nieboer (left) and Bryce Stockwell (right) received a research award at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine annual conference. Eight Bethel students won awards for academic research this spring.

Several Bethel students earned awards and recognition for their research presented at the conferences this spring.

Communication Studies seniors Sarah Nelson, Benjamin Roberts, and Madeleine Nelson received recognition as one of five of the Top Papers of the President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) annual conference held in Madison, Wisconsin. Their paper was titled, “Communication with Home Culture While Abroad: Implications for Intercultural Competence and Intercultural Communication Apprehension,” and was presented at the conference.

Biokinetics seniors Micah Nieboer and Bryce Stockwell were awarded one of five research awards for their study titled, “The Effect of Corrective Exercises on Neuromuscular Function and Joint Laxity in the Knee,” at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine annual spring conference at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Several students won awards at the Minnesota Academy of Science annual meeting at University of Northwestern-St. Paul, Minnesota:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemistry double major Andrea Cragoe ’15 received a top poster award from the American Chemical Society for her collaborative research with Associate Professor of Chemistry Trey Maddox.
  • Chemistry and Physics double major Sarah Elliott ’15 was awarded an American Chemical Society Award and the Lee I. Smith Award for Excellence in Chemistry from the Minnesota Academy of Science for research advised by Professor of Chemistry Rollin King.
  • Environmental Science major Chad Cyboran ’15 received one of four 2015 Minnesota Academy of Science Excellence in Science Awards, Best in Session Oral Presentation Awards for the collaborative Edgren Scholarship project with Professor of Biological Sciences Jeff Port titled, “Studying Insect Diversity, Abundance, and Trophic Complexity in Reconstructed Grassland Habitats Near Austin, Minnesota.”


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