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Glover receives honor at meeting

By Staff | Apr 21, 2011

Matt Glover, senior biology major from Hedgesville, was recognized for the best oral presentation at the 86th annual meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science held at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology on April 2. A total of 20 Shepherd University students from biology, physics, environmental science, and computer sciences, mathematics and engineering participated.

Glover’s research is based on the impact of environmental contaminant on learning and memory in lymnaea plaustris (snails) and was presented to Shepherd faculty on April 20 as part of his senior research.

Glover has been accepted into a graduate program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Carol Plautz, assistant professor of biology, said that the meeting provides a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students to present research for the first time.

Shepherd is scheduled to host the 88th Annual Meeting of the WVAS in April 2013.