National convention

Shawnee State University Junior Presents at National Tri-Beta Convention


Shawnee State’s Dr. Jennifer Napper (left) and Junior Hanna Tackett (right) attended the Beta Beta National Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where Tackett presented her own research.


Hanna Tackett, a Shawnee State junior, recently presented her research on “The Warburg Effect in Acute Myeloid Leukemia” at the Beta Beta Beta National Convention.

PORTSMOUTH — Presenting earlier this month at the Beta Beta National Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Shawnee State University junior Hanna Tackett (hometown: Lucasville, Ohio) had the opportunity to present her research ” The Warburg effect in acute myeloid leukemia” on a national stage.

“Although it was nerve-wracking, I really appreciated the opportunity to present, as it was my first time formally presenting my research in person,” she said. “I also enjoyed learning more about the people around me. There’s so much great research going on, and everyone I met was from a different place. So to be able to learn more about their lives and their experiences, while having some commonalities, that was great.

Earlier in the spring semester, Tackett received the Frank G. Brooks Award for presenting his research project at the Tri-Beta District meeting which brings together undergraduate Tri-Beta members from Ohio, from Indiana and Michigan. The award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research for presentations made at a district or national meeting.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for Hanna,” said Dr. Jennifer Napper, an SSU associate professor of biology, who mentored her and accompanied her to the National Beta Beta Convention. “Not only has she had the experience of presenting her research at a national conference, but she has also connected with students and faculty across the country.”

Tri-Beta is a National Biological Honor Society dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of biological study and to expanding the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Tackett served as SSU Chapter Secretary for the past academic year.

“Experiences like this are often pivotal moments in a student’s life,” Dr. Napper said. “We are so grateful for the financial support she received from the Beta Beta National Office and the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences that made this trip possible.”

SSU’s Biomedical Sciences program provides high-quality, student-centered undergraduate education for biology majors. The program ensures that students receive a solid foundation in the core areas of biology while offering specialized graduate programs in the biomedical sciences, encourages undergraduate participation in scientific research, and produces graduates who possess the preparation and the skills needed to get a job or pursue a graduate. or professional degree in a field of biomedical sciences.

To learn more about Shawnee State University’s Biomedical Sciences program, visit www.shawnee.edu/pre-med.

Shawnee State’s Dr. Jennifer Napper (left) and Junior Hanna Tackett (right) attended the Beta Beta National Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where Tackett presented her own research.

Shawnee State junior Hanna Tackett recently presented her research on “The Warburg Effect in Acute Myeloid Leukemia” at the Beta Beta Beta National Convention.