UAPB News shares, Kayleigh Johnson, a junior Physics major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), will present her research on Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis at Different Concentrations of Magnesium Sulfate at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The conference is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Programs and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).


Set for February 6-8, 2020 in Washington, D.C., the conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. The objectives of the conference are to help undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their science communication skills and better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce.

In her research, Johnson discusses Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, its properties, and capability to support human life. According to Johnson, Europa is a good candidate, however, life there must be adapted to high hydrostatic pressure, low temperature, and other chemicals present there. Read more via UAPB News.