McNair Scholar Courney Norris Takes First Place in Poster Competition
Among the professional researchers and graduate students in attendance, EKU McNair scholar Courtney Norris was the only undergraduate to present a poster at the 101st International Forensic Educational Conference in Cincinnatti in August. This is the annual conference of the International Association for Identification, the world's oldest and largest forensic association. Though Courtney may have been the youngest attending the conference, she presented the most highly rated poster in the conference's poster competion! Courtney won a $200 cash award for her poster titled, "Analysis of Elecronic Cigarette Vapor by Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) Mass Spectrometry." Courtney's EKU faculty mentor is Dr. Darrin Smith, chair of the EKU Department of Chemistry.
Courtney is a forensic chemistry major from Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated high school at Henry Clay High School in 2012. Courtney plans to land a career in investagative law enforcement, aiming for a Ph.D. in criminology or toxicology. At this moment, Courntney has targeted the University of Maryland as her graduate school of choice.
Well done, Courtney!
Published on August 23, 2016