William Woods Seniors Present Research Findings

William Woods University seniors will present information on a variety of topics, including the “Frenzy over Factory Farming” and a “Legal Analysis of Steroid Use” as a part of Senior Achievement Day.


Each semester, WWU seniors from each department research and develop presentations to share with the campus community. These presentations will be made Thursday (Dec. 3) at different times in various buildings across campus.


Biology students’ topics include the “Frenzy over Factory Farming: the Effects of Mass Production Facilities on Animal Behavior,” The Dirty on Decomposition: A Study of Decomposition in Missouri Leaves,” “The Flu and You: Why Influenza Vaccines Don’t Always Match our Needs,” “Compiling the Ingredients Needed for Acceptance into Vet School” and “Fall 2009 Amplification of Ehrlichia chaffeensis bacteria from Missouri Ticks by Real-Time PCR.”


Posters showcasing the students’ research and findings will be presented concurrently between noon and 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.


Legal studies students will make five presentations, including an analysis of Homeland Security, presentation of a law office procedure manual and a legal analysis of steroid use.


Other presentations scheduled include three by American Sign Language Interpreting majors, five “reports to the stockholders” by business students, seven portfolio reviews by education students and a management information systems electronic portfolio review, as well as five presentations by English majors and 22 equine business plans by equestrian science or equine administration students.


For more information, contact Dr. Sherry McCarthy, vice president and academic dean, at smccarth@williamwoods.edu or 573-592-4316.