Nine Berea College Students Achieve Awards at Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting


Nine Berea College students received awards at the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) Annual Meeting held earlier this month at Western Kentucky University. More than 600 scientists and students attended the KAS meeting, and hundreds of students from Kentucky and regional colleges and universities participated in the research competitions.

Award winners of the student competitions from Berea College were:

Yabsira Ayele2nd placePsychologyPoster Presentation
Isaac Domenech1st placePhysiology and BiochemistryOral Presentation
Nyasha Gombami1st placePhysiology and BiochemistryPoster Presentation
Allison Harper2nd placePhysiology and BiochemistryPoster Presentation
Yeongha Oh2nd placeHealth StudiesOral Presentation
Emma Reasoner2nd placeEcologyOral Presentation
Michael James3rd placeChemistry: Organic/InorganicOral Presentation
Yacine CHoutri1st placeChemistry: Analytical & PhysicalOral Presentation
Chann Han2nd placeCellular and Molecular BiologyOral Presentation

View a list of winners in all categories here.

The Kentucky Academy of Science is a non-profit organization, founded in 1914, whose mission is to foster scientific discovery and understanding in Kentucky.  Berea College faculty, staff and students may become members of the Kentucky Academy of Science.

Berea College will host next year’s KAS Annual Meeting November 1-2, 2019.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.