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Brady presents research at national conference

VCSU senior Bryce Brady, of Mandan, presented his research poster at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research held April 11 to 13. Submitted photo

VCSU senior Bryce Brady, of Mandan, presented his research poster at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research held April 11 to 13. Submitted photo

Four Valley City State University students, Bryce Brady, Aaron Burgad, Josue Hernandez and Eric Smith, attended the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 11 to 13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

The VCSU students made poster presentations on their research Friday, April 12. Selected based on a review of their applications and research abstracts, the four VCSU students were among 2,000 undergraduates presenting at NCUR 2013.

Bryce Brady, a VCSU junior from Mandan, presented “Using Mussels to Assess the Impact of Changing Water Quality Conditions in the Sheyenne River, North Dakota.” His poster was based on the research he did under DeLorme’s supervision.

Accompanying the students to the conference in La Crosse, Wis., were VCSU’s Andre DeLorme, professor of biology, and Casey Williams, assistant professor of fisheries and wildlife.

Established in 1987, NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity by sponsoring an annual conference for students. This gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all academic disciplines.