Piggott Grad Makes Presentation at Capitol

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Enoch Richardson of Piggott discusses his research poster on electrical engineering at the State Capitol last Wednesday.
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Seven Arkansas State University students, including a Piggott High School graduate, presented their recent work during the 2019 "Undergraduate Research Posters at the Arkansas State Capitol" event Wednesday in Little Rock.

More than 100 undergraduate students presenting 70 different posters of original work from 18 institutions throughout the state participated, according to Emily Devereux, executive director of research and technology transfer and coordinator of A-State's participation. The purpose of the presentation is to promote understanding and participation in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Among those presenting was Enoch Richardson, of Piggott, a student in the Department of Engineering. His project poster was titled "Silent Metronome Circuit," and his faculty mentor is Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher.

The other students, their academic department and poster title included--Brooks Propst of Dexter, Mo., School of Nursing, "Sexual Assault and Emergency Department Nurses"; Madalyn Weiner of Little Rock, Department of Biological Sciences and Arkansas Biosciences Institute, "Improving Aquaculture Catfish Health with a Novel Plant-Produced Therapeutic Protein"; Jessica Krob of Leachville, Department of Agriculture, "Within Field Spatial Variability of Cotton Productivity Associated with Soil Texture, Irrigation, and Pest Management Practices in a Northeast Arkansas Field"; Kyler Dickey of Jonesboro, Department of Engineering, "Variable Analog Filter"; Takeru Koiwa of Japan and John Davis of Beebe, Department of Computer Science, "Usage of Try-with-resources Language Feature in Java SE 7+: A Case Study.

Posters were set up in the rotunda of the Arkansas State Capitol. During the event legislators, constitutional officers and other state officials were invited, along with several high schools and the public. Visitors also had opportunities to interact with the student researchers.

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