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NC State Student Selected to Present Disaster Relief Research at Capitol Hill

Patsy McKee will present her research to members of the U.S. Congress at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s annual Posters on the Hill event.

Patsy McKee outdoors, in front of trees
Patsy McKee

Patsy McKee, a student in the NC State College of Natural Resources, was one of 60 college students from around the nation selected to present research at Posters on the Hill, and will make a virtual presentation to members of the U.S. Congress this Wednesday, April 28. 

Posters on the Hill takes place each spring and is hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research. The annual event includes an undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill, where undergraduate students present their research to members of the U.S. Congress and their staff. McKee will present her project, “Addressing Remote Communities’ Disaster Response Information Needs: Examples from Hatteras and Ocracoke, North Carolina,” which examines the role of local media sources in informing disaster recovery decisions in remote communities.

McKee’s registration expenses were covered by the Office of Undergraduate Research, and she is also involved in several other programs within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. She is a member of the Office of Student Conduct’s Student Conduct Board, and in Fraternity and Sorority Life, she is a member of and executive assistant for Kappa Alpha Theta. 

McKee has also participated in several small-scale projects to help improve campus sustainability. For one of them, she worked to improve campus waste management systems and presented her findings and suggestions to University Housing staff as well as several clubs and organizations. 

Learn more about McKee and her research on the Council on Undergraduate Research website.