Liza Marhanka presents research at McNair Scholars Conference



This past weekend, 15 other OU McNair scholars and I traveled to the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas to present our research from the past year.  The McNair Scholars Program is a federal program to prepare undergraduate underrepresented students for doctoral studies through research and mentorships.  I presented the research that the Siler Lab and I conducted over the presence of Chytrid fungus in Southeast Oklahoma.  Most of the individuals I presented to were social science scholars, but I did discuss our findings with a few ecology scholars and the assistant dean of the university’s honors college.  Overall, this weekend was a learning process about my public speaking abilities and the future development of this research.  I will be presenting this research with several other students from the Siler Lab at the OU Honors College’s Undergraduate Research Day next month.

Click here to view the full program for the 18th Annual Texas National McNair Scholars Research Conference.