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Jonesborough native presents research findings to state legislators in Nashville

Each year, student researchers from Tennessee Board of Regents institutions are invited to present their findings in poster format to state legislators in Nashville as part of “Posters at the State Capitol Day.” This year, East Tennessee State University sent seven undergraduates to explain their work in the fields of art, astronomy, biology, health sciences, human development, nursing and psychology.
Among those students was Jonesborough native Desiree Raynor, a nursing major who observed hand-washing compliance among nurses in a hospital neonatal intensive-care unit.
Each undergraduate student completed an independent and original research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Members of the group met with six state representatives and five state senators from the regional delegation, along with Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and State Treasurer David Lillard.