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Around Wyoming brings you news from around the state, keeping you informed with brief updates of stories you may have missed.

Tuesday, April 5

A Casper-born biomedical engineer contributed research to complete the human genome. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, 2012 Natrona County High School graduate Alaina Shumate contributed to the research that completed the final 8-10 percent. That section remained unknown after the Human Genome Project wrapped up nearly two decades ago.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that Laramie High School swimming coach Tom Hudson was recently inducted into the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame. Hudson has coached over 30 boys and girls seasons each at Laramie High. He has been a long-time mentor of other coaches from across the state, along with taking on other extra related duties including designing the Laramie High School pool.

Wyoming’s and the nation’s first female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, will be immortalized in a statue in Cheyenne at the end of the month. According to Oil City News, where it will be installed has not been released, but the statue will be on display for the public prior to installation at Deselms Fine Art. This is the first of several historical statues that will be installed across the city in time for Cheyenne Frontier Days this summer.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast ever since. Her internship was supported by the Wyoming EPSCoR Summer Science Journalism Internship program. In the spring of 2020, she virtually graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology with minors in journalism and business. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.