SELINSGROVE - Three area residents were among a group of 33 students from Susquehanna University who recently presented research at the 27th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Students are:

Bryon Chowka, of Coal Township, a senior majoring in political science. A 2009 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, he is a son of Bryon and Stacy Chowka.

Courtney Conrad, of Coal Township, a senior majoring in biology. A 2009 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, she is a daughter of Jeffrey and Sandra Conrad.

Rebecca Krieger, of Elysburg, a senior majoring in history. A 2009 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, she is a daughter of William and Martha Krieger.

Established in 1987, the conference is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research and scholarship done in partnership with faculty or other mentors. Students experience firsthand the processes of scholarly exploration and discovery that characterize academic life.