Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-04-09

By Tully Taylor

Samford University students Meredith Kronn and Foster Veazey and biology and environmental sciences department faculty members Kristin Bakkegard, assistant professor, and Elizabeth Dobbins, associate professor,  presented at the Association of Southeastern Biologists annual meeting April 4-7 in Athens, Ga.

Kronn and Veazey, both seniors, presented "The Effects of Rock Vanes on Sedimentation in Shades Creek, Birmingham, Ala." Samford University installed rock vanes along parts of Shades Creek located on university property and in pairs the student studied the effects throughout their senior seminar class with help from Bakkegard and Dobbins.

Bakkegard and Dobbins presented "How to conduct a one-semester, field-based, senior capstone course in three easy steps." In their presentation they outlined how they lead Samford's senior seminar for biology majors with a hands on approach.

Bakkegard joined Samford's faculty in 2008 and Dobbins in 1996.

Tully Taylor is a senior journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in Samford University's office of marketing and communication.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.