Undergraduate students show off work to state legislatures

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Undergraduate researchers from around the state got to show off their work at the State Capitol Wednesday.

It was Undergraduate Research Day, and lawmakers got a first hand look at the work the state's college students are doing.

Students also learned valuable lessons as they put together presentations and explained their subjects to legislatures.

"We've got people presenting here about microbiology, right?" said Cynthia Nebel, an assistant professor of psychology. "And so they have to talk to people in a way that's different than they might talk to people within their field so it creates a really great opportunity for them to get recognized but also a great learning experience."

This year's even was hosted by Washburn University. Next year it will be hosted by Pittsburg State.