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Kiley Heine presents research at Capitol
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TOPEKA – The rescheduled Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be Wednesday, March 20, in Topeka. 

Undergraduate researchers from Fort Hays State University will present their research projects at 11:30 a.m., joining other undergraduates from Kansas Board of Regents public four-year universities on the second floor rotunda of the Capitol building. 

The event, originally scheduled in February, was postponed because of a severe winter storm across the state. Brief poster presentations will be given to students, faculty, KBOR members, state lawmakers, and members of the public from across the state. The event is intended to raise awareness of research being conducted by undergraduate students. 

This event also highlights the importance of transformational educational opportunities available to students at these institutions. 

Among them will be Kiley Heine of Great Bend, a senior majoring in sociology. She will present “Attitudes about Municipal Water Conservation and Participation in City-Sponsored Conservation Initiatives.” Heine’s co-investigator was Diane Hernandez-Ramirez, a Kansas City senior majoring in organizational leadership. Dr. Amanda Buday, assistant professor of sociology, served as the research mentor. 

The public is invited to view the posters and talk to the student researchers.