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Student pursues summer research at Albright

READING — Emily Lenkevich of Houtzdale is one of 16 Albright College students from various academic disciplines conducting Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE) projects over the summer of 2020.

Through ACRE projects, undergraduate students conduct research or pursue creative endeavors outside of regular semester sessions. Student proposals must be accepted by a faculty review board and are rewarded with college stipends.

ACRE students work one-on-one with faculty mentors to pursue scholarly projects each summer and winter. Many collaborative teams of students and faculty present their research at academic conferences and publish their results in professional journals.

A graduate of Moshannon Valley High School majoring in biochemistry at Albright, Lenkevich is working with Professor of Biology, Stephen G. Mech, Ph.D., on “The Effect of the Non-native Microstegium Vimineum on Small Mammal and Insects.”

In addition to their research, all ACRE recipients share their progress during virtual ACRE events and weekly Zoom meetings, June 3 through July 29. Finished work is expected to be presented in one or more presentations, this fall.

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