NSU students present at South Dakota Academy of Science meeting

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Four Northern State University students presented at the annual South Dakota Academy of Science meeting at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell on March 31 and April 1.

Joseph Keryakos of Jezzine, Lebanon, received a second place award for his poster presentation titled “Genes and health and their linkage to tooth decay and cavities.” Keryakos was mentored by Dr. Alyssa Kiesow.

Sean Kramer of Aberdeen gave an oral presentation of his project titled “Intersexual displays and vocalization of Anolis carolinensis.” Kramer was mentored by Dr. Alyssa Anderson.

Tessa Durnin of Aberdeen gave a poster presentation of her project titled “Artificial dewlap ornamentation in Anolis carolinensis.” Durnin was mentored by Anderson.

Christopher Brooks of Aberdeen gave a poster presentation of his project titled “The rejuvenation of antimicrobials through competitive selection.” Brooks was mentored by Dr. Andrew Russell.

The South Dakota Academy of Science holds an annual meeting once a year. Their purpose is to “encourage and promote research and publication in the various scientific disciplines,” according to their website at http://www.sdaos.org/mission-activities/.

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