Casey Meyer, Spring Hill, will present a research poster, “Characterization of Advanced Perrenial Wheat Amphiploids Via in situ Hybridization and Microsatellite Analysis,” during a student research forum at Washburn University on April 19.
“In this study we characterized a new perennial wheat line of unknown lineage that exhibits heightened apical dominance and has potential as a forage crop,” she said.
This poster presentation will fulfill a portion of the Washburn Transformational Experience opportunity, for which Meyer must demonstrate excellence in scholarly and creative activity, community service, leadership or international education. The WTE was established to provide baccalaureate students with the opportunity to make a difference to others or society through enhanced learning designed to complement traditional college studies.
The forum allows students from all disciplines to present their work in an environment that closely resembles the professional conferences and performance venues of their chosen area of study.  Eighty-five students are participating in the forum and entries include poster presentations, oral presentations, exhibitions and performances.