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Duquesne Science Students Invited to Present at Conference

Two students in Duquesne University's Environmental Science and Management program will present at the Thursday, Dec. 3, Student Symposium of the Environment at Westminster College.

Tyler Umstead, a graduate student in the Duquesne program and Westminster alumnus was chosen to deliver an oral presentation in addition to a poster. Jenna Kuhn, a biology/environmental science management dual degree student, will present a poster.

Umstead, from Prospect in Butler County, will discuss An Investigation of Water Quality in Proximity to Unconventional Gas Extraction Within and Around Cross Creek County Park, PA. The park where Umstead conducted his research is in Washington County.

Kuhn, an undergraduate from North Huntington, will present Isolation and Characterization of an Antibiotic Resistant Bacterium from Produced Water.

Both students are mentored by Dr. John Stolz, microbiology professor and director of Duquesne's Center for Environmental Research and Education. They are among approximately 40 student researchers chosen to highlight environmental work at the symposium. Co-sponsored by Slippery Rock University, the event will be in Westminster's McKelvey Camps Center.

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