Several Fort Hays State University students recently took a field trip to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation office in Great Bend as part of the "Orientation to Chemistry" class.
This year's installment of the annual trip took the students on a tour of three labs at the office: controlled substances, DNA and latent prints/identification.
"Each of the three areas did its presentation a little different," said Dr. Tom Wiese, associate professor of chemistry, "but the point was to get the students to find out what kind of things can be done with a degree in chemistry."
Students who participated are listed below by hometown.
AURORA: Brent Cummins, senior.
BAZINE: Jennifer Ellis, freshman.
BERRYTON: Royce Guthrie, freshman.
BREWSTER: Tara Fulwider, freshman.
CARLTON: Adam Reel, freshman.
CHASE: Vanessa Thomas, freshman.
ELLINWOOD: Vanessa Thomas, freshman.
GOODLAND: Amber Wassemiller, freshman; Ivy Wassemiller, freshman.
GORHAM: Allena Williams, freshman.
GRAINFIELD: Melinda Selensky, junior.
HAYS: Craig Baier, senior; Audra Birzer, freshman; Brennen Bittel, senior; Sheena Call, freshman; Daniel Cantrall, freshman; Chinedu Ekukinam, freshman; Amanda Krankenberg, freshman; Lisa Lilienthal, senior; Nnenna Olugu, freshman; Nkemka Osuwah, freshman; Clinton Parmer, junior; Amanda Wassinger, freshman; Amber Wassemiller, freshman.
HOLCOMB: Craig Baier, senior.
HUTCHINSON: Derek Osburn, freshman.
LA CROSSE: Stacy Nowlin, freshman; Audrey Scheideman, freshman.
LAKIN: Cristy Hall, sophomore.
LARNED: Adam Miller, freshman.
NESS CITY: Chris Mondero, sophomore; Tonya Pfannenstiel, freshman.
NORTON: Nicholas Green, freshman.
OBERLIN: Haley Vollertson, freshman.
PENOKEE: Brandon Hyde, freshman.
PLAINVILLE: Jason Hulse, freshman.
SALINA: Joshua Muller, freshman; Lawna Staven, freshman.
STAFFORD: Jared Fox, freshman.
TIPTON: Beth Ohnsat, freshman.
TONGANOXIE: Denise Gibbens, freshman.
TOPEKA: Kimberly O'Connor, freshman.
UTICA: Keith Albers, freshman.
WICHITA: Scott Chew, junior.
LAKE ELSINORE, CA: Daniel Cantrall, freshman.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN: Audrey Scheideman, freshman.
CULBERTSON, NE: Lisa Lilienthal, senior.
KEARNEY, NE: Erin Butts, freshman.
LINCOLN, NE: Katie Carnes, freshman.