crest line LLB stack color120 Four GC students receive Kentucky Academy of Science awardsGEORGETOWN, KY – Four Georgetown College students are recipients of Kentucky Academy of Science awards for 2013. They were presented during the 99th annual KAS meeting hosted by Morehead State University in November.

Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky colleges and Universities participated in the research competitions.

Brad Cundiff, a junior from Cox’s Creek, KY, received first place in the Chemistry: Organic/Inorganic category of the Academy’s Undergraduate Poster Presentation competition.

Bill Beckerson, a senior from Harrodsburg, KY, and Jayme Thomas, a senior from Taylorsville, KY, received second and third place awards respectively in the Anthropology and Sociology category of Undergraduate Oral Presentations.

McKenna Williams, a junior from Lexington, KY, received a third place award in the Physiology and Biochemistry Undergraduate Oral Presentation category.

Since 1913, the KAS Annual Meeting has provided a venue for Kentucky’s scientists and student scientists to publicly present their research. Approximately 800 scientists and students attended this year’s KAS meeting.

The Kentucky Academy of Science is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science in the Commonwealth. The Academy encourages scientific research, promotes the diffusion of scientific knowledge, and unifies the scientific interests of the Commonwealth.

Faculty, staff and students of Georgetown College may become members of the Kentucky Academy of Science at no cost, thanks to Georgetown College’s 2013 Enhanced Affiliate Membership.

More KAS information is available online.