Rockford University students win awards at University of Illinois - Rockford Annual Research Day
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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– 4/15/14Rockford, Ill., — Several Rockford University students be presented at the 19th Annual Research Day at the University of
Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford on Wednesday, April 16. Research Day
is intended as a way for students, faculty from the University of Illinois
Rockford and researchers from regional institutions to share the research they
have conducted with others.
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Students Abby Menke, Brianna
Schardt, Sarah Stringer, Lauren Hyser and Jenilee Johnson each presented.
Their research covered a broad range of scientific study, including photodynamic
therapy on endocervical cancer cells, and isolating samples of bacteria from
the Rock River to be tested. The students were assisted by Professors Troy
Skwor and Matthew Bork of the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences.
Presentations occured in the late morning, with awards presented that evening. Undergraduate students Abby Menke and Brianna Schardt tied for the College of Medicine Dean's Office Innovation in Science Research Award. Their research involved using light and various chemicals to kill bacteria and cancer cells.