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West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted the annual Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference Friday afternoon. Students from colleges across the region came to Buckhannon to show off the work they've done in college and have that work reviewed by peers and faculty. Some students like Jacob Davis, never expected to go into research until they started learning about those opportunities.

"I started getting into it and I really enjoyed it, and I started looking at the options for optometry research, and this is just kind of a stepping stone toward that for me."

Wesleyan Professor Dr. Vicki Phillips organized the show this year. Phillips said events like these involve more than just presenting class work. It's a way to prepare students for the way they'll share information within their field.

"It's the sharing of ideas, testing out of hypotheses, sharing information at conferences like this with the latest information, and then that's when the accountability comes back to challenge from your fellow workers," said Phillips.

Many Wesleyan students participated in the event, but for Chyrsten Regelski, who traveled to the conference from Marietta College, it's a valuable way to get new input on her work that she wouldn't otherwise have.

"It's a great opportunity. I really appreciate conferences like this because it gives you more of a real world experience. It's great practice to present in front of people you don't know necessarily, but they're still peers," said Regelski.