India John Presents Undergraduate Research at Beloit College Symposium Day

BELOIT, WI (04/26/2012)(readMedia)-- India John '12 of Nashville, Tenn., presented her research on "Evapotranspiration Rates of Phalaris Arundinacea and Native Prairie Plants at Newark Road Prairie, Beloit WI" at the 36th Annual Beloit College Student Symposium on Thursday, April 12. She is an environmental geology major.

Symposium Day at Beloit College is an academic forum at which students publicly present their research to the college community. All classes are cancelled to allow students, faculty and staff to attend the presentations. Topics range from scientific studies to interpretations of literary works. Each of the nearly 90 students participating in the program prepare a half-hour oral presentation or make poster presentations of original research conducted during the 2011-2012 academic year. Symposium Day participants are honored at a closing reception.

For her project, John spent three months collecting data, including precipitation, stream flow and groundwater level, from Newark Road Prairie, a wet mesic prairie owned and managed by Beloit College.

Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation's most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations as well as 49 states.