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School of Arts and Sciences Presents Undergraduate Showcase

The First Annual School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Showcase was hosted in the Math and Science Building on October 19th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm by the faculty of the Biology Department. 

Undergraduate students of the Biology Department displayed their talents through oral presentations for the first showcase in the Department’s history. Due to numerous students receiving internships from the Summer of 2021, the Department wanted to give students an opportunity to share with other students, as well as motivate them, to obtain internships and broaden their background outside of Alcorn.

Monica Burr, an Instructor in the Biology Department, were among the faculty members who coordinated the event.

“We wanted to have an opportunity to give our undergraduate students a chance to practice their oral presentations and share their scholarly work with other students on campus,” said Burr.

Hannatu Ismail, a Senior Biochemistry major, were among the few students who presented. Ishmail’s presentation was based on the ‘Role of Non-Dopaminergic Systems in Parkinson’s Disease’. 

“I think the showcase acknowledges the students in the School of Arts and Sciences and it is also a new development for the School. The showcase encourages us as students to do more,” said Ismail. 

Dean of School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Babu Patlolla, was in attendance at the showcase to show his support and appreciation of the event. 

“It feels great because our students need these opportunities. I applaud the faculty that initiated this, so I’m very thankful to them who put this together. I am excited to see that several students came forward to present,” said Dr. Patlolla.

For more information on the showcase or upcoming events in the Biology Department, contact Monica Burr at (601) 877-6681 or email at mnburr@alcorn.edu

Aubriana Lowery
Aubriana Lowery is a Senior Journalism/Mass Communications major from Pulaski, Mississippi. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2021-2022 school year.

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