AU seniors selected for summer research

Sun, 2006-06-04 13:21 -- univcomm
June 4, 2006

Anderson University students Joshua Campbell and Melissa Bailey have been selected to participate in summer science research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Melissa Bailey, a native of Anderson and a computer science major at AU, has been accepted to the summer research institute at Wabash College, a mathematics program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). During the eight week program, Bailey, a senior at AU, will study algebra, ethics in research and conduct original research in small teams. The Wabash Summer Institute in Algebra is designed to introduce participants to the world of research mathematics in a collegial and cooperative environment and to encourage participants to explore the possibilities afforded by graduate studies in the mathematical sciences.

Joshua Campbell, a senior at AU studying biology, computer science and mathematics has been selected to participate in the MIT Health and Science Technology Summer Research Institute program at Harvard University this summer funded by the NSF. The summer research opportunity will focus on genetics and bioinformatics, the integration of computer science and biology.

“The research program is a good steeping stone to graduate school as I work towards a career in bioinformatics,” said Campbell, a native of Anderson.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, education, theology and nursing.

— Writer Trevor Noel is a student assistant in the office of University Communications.