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Research by Ellinwood student to be featured at forum
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TOPEKA— Washburn University student Lisa Ille, of Ellinwood, will participate in the presentation of a group research poster, "Visual Acuity Comparison in Developmental Stages of the Praying Mantis (Tenodera sinenesis)," at The Washburn Apeiron: A Forum of Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity on Friday, April 22, on the Washburn University campus.

Ille was a member of the homecoming royalty in 2010, is president of the Future Alumni Network, serves on the visioning and K-12 leadership committees for the Leadership Institute, and is a member in Nonoso and Mortar Board honor societies. She volunteers with the Easter Seals Capper Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Society and serves as a biology and leadership mentor. Ille has been named to the President’s and Dean’s honor rolls and has received the Joss Biology and Jephson Leadership scholarships. She is a senior majoring in biology and plans to attend optometry school. Her parents are Mark and Linda Ille, of Ellinwood.

The Apeiron allows students from all disciplines to present their work in an environment that closely resembles the professional conferences and performance venues of their chosen area of study. Ninety students are participating in the forum and entries include poster presentations, oral presentations, exhibitions and performances.

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