Kimberly Hane '21 Presents at the 2021 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

The 2021 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science took place virtually the week of February 8. Kimberly Hane '21 presented research that she has been conducting at Cedar Crest under the direction of Dr. K. Joy Karnas, professor of biology, in an e-poster video format. A 3-minute video presentation of her poster entitled qPCR and Microbe Identification for Forensic Blood Pattern Analysis was made available for viewing as part of the annual conference. In addition, her presentation was part of the 2021 AAAS Student E-Poster Competition and reviewed by a panel of judges who selected her as one of the finalists in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology category. Before the meeting, Kim met virtually with the judging panel and gave a 5-minute overview of her work and participated in a Q&A regarding her study. This Zoom Meeting was recorded and broadcast at the annual conference for all participants to view. Kim was awarded the second-place undergraduate student prize in her e-poster category. She will be recognized in an ad in an upcoming issue of the journal Science and on the Annual Meeting website at

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