Campbellsville University student Laura Bishop presents at KAS annual conference

Campbellsville University student Laura Bishop presents at KAS annual conference

Dec. 7, 2011
For Immediate Release

Laura Bishop, right, a senior from
Greensburg, Ky., shows her poster to
Brenda Tungate, associate professor
of biology at Campbellsville University,
at the KAS conference.


By Aaron C. Presley, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Laura Bishop, an undergraduate student at Campbellsville University, recently presented her work at the annual Kentucky Academy of Science conference in Murray, Ky., and has had her article published in the Journal of Kentucky Academy of Science.

While at the conference, which was held this year at Murray State University, Bishop presented her work on structural dynamics for a group of homoleptic nickel (II) complexes, called “Synthesis of Homoleptic Nickel (II) Complexes and Examination of Their Coordination Dynamics in Solution.”

Bishop gave a poster presentation on her studies. She and other scientists were able to present their posters in a three-hour session, during which other interested students and scientists could view her research and ask questions.

Bishop said that she was happy to take part in the conference and was allowed to share her work with fellow undergraduate and graduate science students. “It was a great experience,” she said, “and I am glad I had the opportunity.”

Dr. Chris Mullins, assistant professor of chemistry, said, “I am delighted to have had Laura as a student. I hope her participation in the KAS meeting will serve as a catalyst toward greater student involvement in the Kentucky Academy of Science.”

Mullins said the next annual meeting is next fall at Eastern Kentucky University, and he hopes to see a large CU contingent there.

Bishop is the daughter of Randy and Debbie Murray of Columbia, Ky. and Billy Bishop of Greensburg, Ky. She is a 2008 graduate of Green County High School and was a dual credit student who had 15 hours of academic credit before she came to CU. She participated in the 2008 Green County Junior Miss Program.

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Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

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