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Three Southeastern science students study in China

Southeastern students Erika Costain, front row, third from left, and Brianna Cole proudly display the Southeastern flag.

Southeastern students Erika Costain, front row, third from left, and Brianna Cole proudly display the Southeastern flag.

DURANT, Okla. – Three Southeastern Oklahoma State University students spent eight weeks this summer in Beijing, China, participating in international collaboration on research and academic exchanges between the Division of Biotechnology of Beijing Center for Physical and Chemical Analysis (BCPCA) and the Department of Biological Sciences of Southeastern.

Brianna Cole, a  sophomore from Melissa, Texas; Erika Costain, junior from Fort Worth, Texas; and Linsday Perez, junior from Cartwright, Oklahoma, represented Southeastern. Student sponsor Dr. Ning Wu, associate professor of biology, traveled with the students, who were under the supervision of faculty from both institutions.

The international event is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Oklahoma-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP.)

The eight weeks of research activities at BCPCA included:

Participation in “The Eleventh Cell Biology Commonly Used Techniques and Research Progress Workshop;” participation in “The Seventh Cell Culture and Cellular Molecular Biology Application Technology Workshop;” and participation in ongoing research projects.

Dr. Brad Ludrick, Southeastern professor of Biology and manager/coordinator of the OK-LSAMP program, and Dr. Wu served as co-principal investigators.