Thursday, April 24, 2014
Westminster senior dual computer science major and mathematics major Jenna Huston was awarded "Best Oral Presentation" in the Computer Science and Engineering division at the 23rd annual Penn State Behrend Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference on Saturday, April 16, 2014.
The conference gives students from colleges and universities from across the region the opportunity to present their research findings and showcase their creative accomplishments through posters and oral presentations. This year's conference included 164 presentations, 248 students, and 136 faculty members.
Jenna's presentation was based on her capstone research at Westminster and was entitled "Neuroph Studio Extensions for Westminster College Students." Dr. Terri Lenox, Professor of Computer Science, was Jenna's capstone advisor. Dr. David Shaffer, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, accompanied Jenna to the conference and served as judge for the presentations.
In addition to Computer Science and Engineering, students presented research in a variety of fields including Biology, Business and Humanities, Chemistry, History, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Social Science.