Allison Shanks Engaged in Research at Butler University Print
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Written by Courtney Tuell   
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:12

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (07/23/2013)(readMedia)-- Allison Shanks of Bettendorf, IA, was one of 29 Butler University students who collaborated with a faculty mentor on original research during Butler Summer Institute (BSI) 2013. Working on campus from mid-May to mid-July, BSI Scholars examined issues in chemistry, biology, social sciences, music, and more, with the goal of producing work worthy of acceptance at a professional conference or in a professional publication.

Assistant Professor of Biology Nat Hauck mentored Shanks in research on "Chemicals in the jasmonic Acid Pathway's Affect on Systemic Acquired Resistance and Pathogen Related Genes in Moss."

Shanks received a $,2500 stipend, a housing allowance for campus accommodations, and free admission to Indianapolis cultural events from the Butler Center for High Achievement and Scholarly Engagement, which oversees BSI and other honors academic programs. BSI Scholars are selected in a competitive process; some 70 students applied for this year's program.

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Challenging and enabling students to meet their personal and professional goals has guided Butler University since 1855. Today, Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university that blends the liberal arts with first-rate pre-professional programs. It seeks to prepare each graduate not simply to make a living but to make a life of purpose, in which personal flourishing is intertwined with the welfare of others. Butler is known for its vibrant campus, superior academics and dedicated faculty. The University enrolls more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students in six academic colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Located just six miles from downtown Indianapolis, Butler's urban setting affords students internship opportunities that provide excellent graduate school and career preparation.


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