BEMIDJI —Chelsea Samuelson, a Bemidji State University student from Frazee, was one of nine college students who presented at the 2019 Florida International University McNair Research Conference in Miami, Florida.

Samuelson, a junior majoring in biology, presented her research on "Identification of an Anti-TCL Antibody Capable of Detecting TCL by Western Blotting."

Accompanied by Kristina Cirks, TRIO and McNair associate director, Bemidji State students prepared oral and poster presentations for the conference.

The FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference welcomed exceptionally talented, research-oriented groups of undergraduate students from around the country who plan to earn graduate degrees and who wish to learn more about graduate school opportunities.

The annual FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary forum in which undergraduate students come together to share their research, network and participate in professional development experiences. This year's conference had over 200 registered participants from 50 different institutions of higher learning.

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Detroit Lakes college student inducted into national leadership group

BEMIDJI — Detroit Lakes' Lindsay Holmquist was recently inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success at Bemidji State University.

Holmquist, a sophomore majoring in design, is one of 73 students who completed all necessary steps for induction.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the largest honor society in the United States. Students are selected for membership based on academic standing and leadership potential. There are currently 746 chapters and over one million members nationwide.

The society provides a step-by-step program for members to build leadership skills through participation in events on campus or online. After completing the program, members receive a leadership certificate and are able to list their affiliation on applications and resumes.

Membership of the National Society of Leadership and Success provides students access to an array of benefits, including scholarships, exclusive events, employer recruitment, and discounts on textbooks, computers, insurance and more.