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Chemistry Project Showcased at Undergraduate Research Day

March 29, 2017

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Chemistry majors Carly Miller and Ramiro Nava represented TLU with their poster "Effects of Varying flood Conditions on Arsenic Uptake by Cocodrie Rice" during the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Austin. Led by Assistant Chemistry Professor Alison Bray, Miller and Nava's research is part of an ongoing effort to understand how arsenic is taken into rice plants and ultimately rice grains. Team Rice (partly funded by the USDA-NIFA) is looking at ways to mitigate this uptake as arsenic is a carcinogen and toxin, while keeping in mind it is also a critical, global health concern. 

Undergraduate Research Day, which highlights undergraduate students research for Texas legislators and the public, featured more than 60 poster projects from more than 50 colleges and universities across the state. This year's theme, "Transforming Texas Through Undergraduate Research," once again showcased how this type of research positively impacts Texas and Texans.

This event is coordinated by the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC), the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT) and the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC).

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