Kourtney Shoemaker, of Middletown, was one of 37 Lebanon Valley College students who presented their scientific work from summer research projects at the annual Disappearing Boundaries summer research meeting held in July at Albright College.
Shoemaker, a graduate of St. Georges Technical High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology at The Valley.
The research meeting is designed to uniquely blend students and faculty with their counterparts from other institutions and disciplines. The meeting, brainchild of Lebanon Valley's Walter Patton, associate professor of chemistry, has become a collaboration of Central Pennsylvania colleges, including Albright, Dickinson, Elizabethtown, Gettysburg, Messiah and Wilkes. Core to the concept is the idea that science benefits from networking, even among a myriad of scientific disciplines.