Published on October 19, 2010  

On September 24 and October 1, 2010, the 2nd Annual Spotlight on Science undergraduate research symposium took place in the Samford University Christenberry planetarium. It featured Samford students who performed advanced research in the chemical, biological, or pharmaceutical sciences during the summer of 2010.

Some students shared their research they conducted on campus alongside faculty members. Others shared their research conducted at other universities, in the private sector, even in other countries. “The program has more than doubled in size from last year,” says Dr. Andrew Lampkins, professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

Featured students include Danielle Brown (Senior, Biochemistry), Walter Turner (Junior, Chemistry), Scott Buess (Senior, Biochemistry), Cedrick Kousok (Second-year, Professional Pharmacy), Laura Dzugan (Senior, Chemistry), Barrett Worley (Senior, Chemistry), Will Ricks (Sophomore, Chemistry), Zach Evans (Sophomore, Biochemistry and Spanish), Ashley Spann (Senior, Biology), Laura Bedsole (Sophomore, Chemistry), Eric Pozzo (Junior, Chemistry), Daniel Childs (Senior, Biochemistry), Ben Meadows (Junior, Environmental Science), Anna Worth (Junior, Biochemistry), Casey Moore (Sophomore, Biology), Richard Wakefield (Second-year, Professional Pharmacy), Lauren Harrington (Second-year, Professional Pharmacy), Sam Randolph (Third-year, Professional Pharmacy), Catherine Needham (Second-year, Professional Pharmacy).

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.