Two students to Present Research at National Conference

Two Simpson College students have been invited to present their research projects at the annual National Conference for Undergraduate Research later this year.

The organization promotes undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields. More than 3,500 entries were submitted.

Adam Smith, 20, a junior from Bloomfield who is majoring in computer science, was approved to present his abstract submission, “Applying Genetic Algorithms to the 2D Hydrophobic-Polar Protein Model.”

In addition, Jacki Janecek, 21, a senior double majoring in biology and forensic science/biochemistry, was invited to present her research project, which involves statins (the cholesterol-lowering drugs) and their anti-tumor effects on cells. She is from Des Plaines, Ill.

The annual conference will be held at the end of March at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.