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UNI student to participate in Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C.

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Mark Sherrard, assistant professor, biology, 319-273-2770, mark.sherrard@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa student Angela Wrage, a senior majoring in biology and chemistry from Gladbrook, will present her research project, "The Effect of Nutrient Availability on the Evolution of Physiology in Two Tallgrass Prairie Species," at the 17th Annual Posters on the Hill event on April 24, in Washington, D.C. Wrage's project was selected from more than 800 applications. She will be the only student representative from the state of Iowa at the event.

"Legislative support of undergraduate research in all fields, not just the sciences, is absolutely essential to the ability of our universities to prepare students for graduate school or a career," said Wrage. "I feel incredibly honored to have been accepted to Posters on the Hill. As the only Iowa representative at this event, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent both my state and my university."

Posters on the Hill is an annual poster session, hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research, that aims to help members of congress understand the importance of undergraduate research. Only 60 students from institutes of higher education are selected to participate in the event each year.

For more information, contact Mark Sherrard, assistant professor, biology, at 319-273-2770 or mark.sherrard@uni.edu