KCC STEM STUDENT CHOSEN FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL RESEARCH PRESENTATION EVENT

Melanie Keliipuleole has been selected to present her research to members of the U.S. Congress at the 19th annual ‘Posters on the Hill’ event. Her project on the Hawaiian Shingle Sea Urchin was one of only 60 in the nation to be chosen to speak directly to lawmakers and grant funders by the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR).  Only one other project from a Community College will be included and no other Hawaii institutions will be represented. CUR was established to support and promote undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research.  Melanie’s faculty mentor for this project was Biology Professor MacKenzie Manning.