Bellarmine students earn top rankings for scientific research presentations

January 6, 2023


Four Bellarmine University students ranked among the top scorers for research presentations given at the Kentucky Academy of Science’s 2022 Annual Meeting. 

“These presentations made clear that Kentucky’s next generation of scientists are already making significant contributions to scientific research,” said Amanda Fuller, Executive Director of the Kentucky Academy of Science. “Giving students opportunities to conduct research and present their findings gives them guidance and encouragement to pursue even greater achievements in the world of science.” 

More than 700 students and professional scientists from across the state attended the Annual Meeting, which was held Nov. 10-12 at Morehead State University. Panels of scientists who judged students’ research presentations designated top-tier presentations as “Thoroughbreds.”  

Bellarmine students who earned the “Thoroughbred” designation are: 

Chase Yost - Cellular and Molecular Biology Poster Presentation: "Small molecule screening towards identification of novel protein tyrosine 1B, PTP1B, inhibitors." 

Samia Mahmood - Computer and Information Sciences Oral Presentation: "30-Node Raspberry Pi4 HTC (High Throughput Computing) Beowulf Cluster." 

Hanah Carter - Ecology Poster Presentation: "Relationship Between Habitat Quality and Biodiversity in an Urban Floodplain Ecosystem." 

Nathan Mayer - Physics/Astronomy Oral Presentation: "Exploring Cathodoluminescence Evident Features of WS2, MoS2 and W-S-Se."   

The full list of students whose research presentations received “Thoroughbred” designations can be viewed at:

The Kentucky Academy of Science is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1914. Its mission is to catalyze scientific communication and collaboration that will improve research, education and evidence-based public engagement within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Bellarmine University faculty, staff and students may become members of the Kentucky Academy of Science at no cost. For more info, go to

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