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Elon student, faculty mentor to present research on Capitol Hill

Senior communications major Melissa Apperson will become the first Elon student to present research findings to Congress April 25 when she participates in Posters on the Hill, an annual event at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Details...

Apperson and her research mentor, Associate Professor of Communications Brooke Barnett, will present a poster titled "CNN's Breaking News Coverage of Terrorism Across the Globe."

Posters on the Hill is hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research, a national organization that promotes and enhances mentored research by undergraduates. Students are selected competitively from a national pool of applicants. Sixty U.S. students are chosen to participate each year, highlighting the best research from colleges and universities nationwide.

Students and their mentors are invited to take part in a general poster session and meet with members of Congress to ask for continued support of research at the undergraduate level.

Apperson, who presented her work last week at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research at Dominican University in California, is only the second student from North Carolina to participate in Posters on the Hill. A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student was chosen in 2005.

David Hibbard,
4/17/2007 11:35 AM