SAU repeats in physics competition

A Southern Arkansas University physics student won for the second year in a row at the competitive Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Research Conference held Nov. 7-8 in Fayetteville.

Joshua Grant earned first place honors in Physics Poster for his work titled, “Growth and Initial Characterization of Ge1-xSnx Films.” Grant is a senior engineering/physics major from Camden.

“The conference this year had a record number of presenters; considering how many they competed against, this is in fact a great honor for us,” said Dr. Abdel Bachri, chair of the Department of Engineering and Engineering Physics at SAU.

At the 2013 INBRE Research Conference, SAU senior Barbara Rutter also took the title in the Physics Poster competition. In 2012, SAU’s Kahli Remy was chosen to provide an oral presentation on her physics research.

Also earning an honorable mention at this year’s conference was Lauren Morehead, a senior pre-health student from Pine Bluff. Her poster in the Biological Sciences category was titled, “Gene discovery for bioactive phenylpropanoids in Echinacea species.”

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