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Seattle University Physics Student Receives Research Poster Award

November 23, 2020

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Seattle University physics major Lucas Ehinger, ’22, received the “Best Poster Award Sponsored by Luminex Corporation” at the recent annual Murdock College Science Research Program Conference, hosted by The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Seattle University physics major Lucas Ehinger, ’22, received the “Best Poster Award Sponsored by Luminex Corporation” at the recent annual Murdock College Science Research Program Conference, hosted by The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Ehinger, a Sullivan Scholar, is one of more than a dozen students and faculty at Pacific Northwest colleges and universities who received honors.

His presentation was titled, “An Investigation of the U-D Antiquark Asymmetry in the Proton Sea through a Combined Statistical and Meson Cloud Model.” His research mentor was Professor of Physics Mary Alberg, PhD.  

A cash award of $1,000 will be shared by Ehinger and the university to support his education and to the Physics Department to support undergraduate research.

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust offers several programs to support and grow scientific research efforts among undergraduate institutions—primarily private, four-year, liberal arts schools—in the region, including the Murdock College Science Research Program.

“The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the finest research colleges and universities in the country,” said Dr. Moses Lee, senior program director for scientific research and enrichment programs at Murdock Trust. “We believe that great things can be accomplished through scientific discovery and innovation, but there must be an environment where thoughtful research can take place. We are grateful to have established relationships over decades with many of these institutions and hope to continue to grow our partners and partnerships for generations to come.”

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