On January 15, 2016 three Episcopal students, Diamond Spears, Adair McCanless and Aaron Miller were selected to present their original research at the Louisiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center on the LSU campus. The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is jointly sponsored by the United States Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation. Through oral or poster research presentations made at JSHS, each student reported on their unique, innovative, and creative contributions to their research and their approach to undertaking the investigation.
“Adair, Diamond, and Aaron have diligently worked in LSU science laboratories to do authentic research with Dr. Rodrigo Valverde, Dr. Michael Stout, and Dr. Bret Elderd, respectively. As they did their project work, which was exciting but at times difficult, they learned valuable laboratory research skills. They also gained experience with how to persevere and problem-solve, which are valuable skills for success in college and beyond. I applaud these young scientists!” –Jewel Reuter Ph.D.