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Wilson receives TWU Library Award

Texas Woman’s University reference librarian Johnathan Wilson is the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to TWU Libraries Award.

Wilson received his award at a reception in the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall in the TWU Blagg-Huey Library on April 17.


Biochemistry student to showcase research

Texas Woman¹s University student Jehan Kohistani of Coppell, a senior biochemistry major, will showcase her research on molecular jewelry during the 2013 “Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol” in Austin on Friday.

Kohistani is among 80 undergraduate students representing 50 higher education institutions across the state selected to participate in the undergraduate research day. She will present her poster, “Molecular Jewelry: Glowing Gold, Silver and Copper Rings and Chains that Literally Light Up Our Lives with Multi-Faceted Energy, Environmental and Health Applications,” at the event.

The event is intended to highlight how research conducted by undergraduate students positively impacts Texas and Texans. In addition to showcasing their research, students and their faculty advisers will have the opportunity to tour the Capitol, attend committee hearings and the daily meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives and meet with their respective legislators.

Kohistani¹s faculty mentor, Manal Omary, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will accompany her to Austin for the event.


Science fair winners announced

Here are the top winners from the 24th annual Texas Woman’s University Science Fair, held April 13.

Best in Class

Kindergarten through third grade: Lila Brooke Tinker, “Tricking Tastebuds,” Townley Elementary, Everman ISD

Fourth through sixth grade: Quan “Patrick” Le, “Power of the Sun,” Harmony School of Innovation, Dallas

Seventh through ninth grade: Anshu Jain, “Water to Fuel to Water: The Fuel Cycle of the Future,” Harmony School of Innovation, Dallas

Best Group

Kindergarten through third grade: Jahnathan Sanchez, Christopher Ramos, Azlie Cano, “The Plant Games: Which Plant Will be the Victor?” Laureate Preparatory School

Fourth through sixth grade: Jamie Babbe, Emma Grace Brown, “Gatorade Taste Test,” Acton Elementary, Granbury ISD

Best in Grade

Kindergarten: Allison Leath, “Ice, Ice, Ice,” Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Denton ISD

First grade: Alexandra Braddock, “Are Worms Picky Eaters?” Harmony Science Academy, Garland

Second grade: Parker Oehler, “Here Comes the Sun — Solar Cooking,” Duff Elementary, Arlington ISD

Third grade: McKenna Martino, “Dog Nose Print Investigation,” Paloma Creek Elementary, Denton ISD

Fourth grade: Raul Agundis-Lopez, “An Automatic Dog Feeder,” Harmony School of Innovation, Dallas

Fifth grade: Joshua John, “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!” Harmony Science Academy, Garland

Sixth grade: Michael Mosher, “Colors of the Mind,” Pope Elementary, Arlington ISD

Seventh grade: Sarah Kasim, “Got Honey?” Harmony Science Academy, Garland

Eighth grade: Rubiya Koshy, “Effect of Operating Temperatures of Solar Cells,” Harmony Science Academy, Garland