Joshua King presents at symposium

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Joshua King presents at symposium

Aiken Standard
Oct 26 2015 7:24 p.m.

Submitted photo Joshua King, a native of Aiken, has been selected to present at the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium

Submitted photo Joshua King, a native of Aiken, has been selected to present at the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium

Joshua King, a native of Aiken, has been selected to present his research poster, “Radiocesium (Cs-137) Uptake in Ring-Necked Ducks using Pond B on the SRS” at the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium. The event as held Oct. 25 and 26 at the National Science Foundation Atrium in Arlington, Virginia.

King was one of 120 selected for the honor that recognizes outstanding research poster presentations from National Science Foundation’s 2015 summer REU participants. King, a participant in the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory’s first REU in Radioecology program, was nominated by J. Vaun McArthur, senior research ecologist at the SREL and Robert Kennamer, research professional at the lab, who served as King’s mentor.

“King’s experiment captured the essence of SREL’s REU in Radioecology program,” McArthur, said.” He demonstrated how species naturally interact with contaminated ecosystems and presented the research with confidence and poise.”

King was the lead author on the research study described in the poster. Additional researchers on the study were Ricki Oldenkamp, Robert Kennamer, Albert Bryan, and James Beasley, all from the SREL.

King is a senior at the University of South Carolina-Aiken majoring in biology in the Environmental Remediation and Restoration program.

The symposium is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.