December 18, 2014 | By: Carl Nathe

A Univerity of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment senior is one of thirteen UK students who took home top honors at the Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting in November, where hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky colleges and universities participated in research competitions.

Congming Zou, a doctoral candidate in soil science from Chongqing, China, won first place in agricultural sciences graduate oral presentation.

Samuel Potter,  a member of the Honors Program and agricultural biotechnology and biology senior with a minor in neuroscience, from Pikeville, Kentucky, won third place in science education undergraduate poster competition.

More than 800 scientists and students attended the centennial meeting. In addition to student presentations, attendees also had the opportunity to hear from UK professors Jim Krupa, biology, and Jerzy W. Jaromczyk, computer science. Kristen McQuerry, project manager for the Applied Statistics Lab and student in the Department of Statistics doctoral program, Neil Moore, a bioinformatician in the Department of Computer Science, and former UK President Lee Todd Jr. also spoke at the event.

The Kentucky Academy of Science encourages scientific research, promotes the diffusion of scientific knowledge and unifies the scientific interests of the Commonwealth. Faculty, staff and students of the University of Kentucky may become members of the Kentucky Academy of Science at no cost, thanks to University of Kentucky’s Enhanced Affiliate membership, at

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