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Wheeling Jesuit Students to Participate in Research Day at the Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 3, 2015 -- Three Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) psychology students and their faculty mentor are traveling to Charleston, W.Va. to present research projects to state lawmakers.

During this year's West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day on March 4, WJU students Rebecca Brown, Mariah Cottrill and Emily Robinson, along with psychology professor, Dr. Bryan Raudenbush will display two projects at the State Capitol complex.

This marks the 12th year students and faculty from Wheeling Jesuit have been invited to participate in this event, which highlights research conducted by undergraduates from West Virginia's colleges and university.

“West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day is an opportunity for state leaders to see the outstanding research our students are doing. Wheeling Jesuit prides itself on providing its students with numerous opportunities to conduct research as undergraduates and this event is an opportunity where we can showcase their work,” said Raudenbush, who also serves as director of undergraduate research at WJU.

The two projects will be displayed in the Capitol this year are: “The Effects of Peppermint Scent Administration on Augmenting Driving Performance During a Distracted Driving Scenario” (Brown and Robinson); and “The Effects of Male Income and Male Pheromone Scent Administration on Ratings of Online Dating Profiles of Males Made by Female Participants” (Cottrill).

In addition to presenting their projects, the students and faculty will have the chance to hear from West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and participate for awards.

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