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Student Spotlights

David Grow

Invasive Plant Species along the Appalachian Trail

The purpose of the research is to predict areas along forest trails that are vulnerable to invasion. If successful, the research could reduce the amount of effort it takes for land managers to effectively control invasive species.  Full Story

Breann Young

Collections Care and Management at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The process of item location and inventory that the student pioneered will be used as a prototype for future inventory projects in departments across the National Museum of Natural History.  Full Story

Craft Show Display

Participation in the 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Current Kutztown University students and recent graduates were selected to participated in the 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in Philadelphia in the fall of 2013. Full Story

Makayla Boyd

 An Experimental Test of the Effectiveness of Cleaning Bird Feeders in Winter

The goal of the study was to test the recommendation of cleaning bird feeders in a 10% bleach solution once or twice a month to potentially decrease the spread of disease at feeders. Full Story

Scott Dougherty

 Engineering a GFP Based Screening Method for Tag-fused Gene of Interest Cloning and (Co)Expression Vectors

The aim of this research project is to design two new DNA plasmids (or cloning vectors) that will be useful in the study of protein function and interaction. Full Story