Cumberland Science Students Win Awards at Regional Conference | Cumberland University

Cumberland Science Students Win Awards at Regional Conference

Two Cumberland students have won awards for original research presented at the Tennessee Academy of Sciences regional conference on Nov. 22 at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN. 

The Tennessee Academy of Science has been providing a forum for science education and research throughout the state of Tennessee since 1912. The annual meeting gives students and educators an opportunity to present research, hear from peers and interact with researchers and science professionals from around the state. 

Senior Biology major Lukas Hollis was awarded first place in the Science and Math Teaching Section for his presentation on 3D Printing of Biomolecules to Enhance Classroom Learning. Senior Biochemistry major Tensaye Taye was awarded third place in the Chemistry Poster Session for her presentation on Quantitation of Ethanol in Different Yeasts. 

Cumberland faculty members took more than 20 students to the regional conference, using the funds from a Bell Grant awarded to Biology Instructor Allison Dorris. 

In addition to student presentations, two faculty members also presented at the conference in the Science and Math Teaching Section. Dr. Sarah Pierce presented on Foldables and Doodles in the Collegiate Chemistry Class and Dr. Julie Phillips presented Encouraging Reflective Thinking: Using Pop-Science Books in the Classroom.