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Mullins attends National Collegiate Research Conference

Caitlyn Mullins, a senior majoring in meat science, recently presented her undergraduate research at the 2015 National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) presented by The Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association. The event was held January 22-24, 2015. The NCRC "is a platform for undergraduates from across the nation to share their interest in research." Mullins took part in the poster presentations with her abstract titled "Quantification of in vivo Heat Shock Protein concentration in cattle breeds as a potential indicator of meat tenderness." This year's keynote speakers included Marcia McNutt, Robert Langer, Jack Szostak, Matthew Meselson, Temple Grandin (shown here with Mullins), and Donald Pfister. In addition to the oral and poster presentations, the conference included Innovation Challenges, where students formed spontaneous teams to come up with solutions to the theme of Technologyical Discovery, as well as workshops, a career fair, and Boston and Harvard tours. Mullins' Innovation Challenge team took on the subject of "governement, technology, socioeconomic inequality". Students from across the nation took part in the conference, and Mullins was one of eight students from The Ohio State University.