Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
McKinly Laboratory
University of Delaware
When does a scientist become a scientist?  It is not when a person knows many facts and even understands in depth some aspect of the natural world.  I would suggest the transition occurs when curiosity about a phenomena leads to an inquiry for new knowledge.  This can occur in a person with little or lots of knowledge about a subject.  It is an attitude of inquiry.
                                                                                        James Bryant Conant (1946)



Lou Guillette
HHMI Professor

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 
Plenary Lecture:

Lessons from Wildlife: 
New Approaches to Understanding Environmental Contaminants and Health

100 Wolf Hall (Auditorium)

Professor of Zoology and HHMI G.A.T.O.R Project
University of Florida, Gainesville
12:15 - 2:00 P.M Food
Skylight Lounge Area on Ground Floor of McKinly Laboratory
provided the University of Delaware HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program

  1:00 - 3:00 PM  Poster Session
 Ground Floor of McKinly Laboratory

(List of student participants with links to their Abstracts)
(Participants, their poster location, and their sponsors)
1:00 to 2:00 PM Odd-numbered Posters Attended by Presenters
2:00 to 3:00 PM Even-numbered Posters Attended by Presenters
1:00 - 3:00 PM Oral Presentations in Sigma Xi Competition
  061 McKinly Laboratory

3:00 - 3:30 PM  Meet Dr. Lou Guillette
An informal gathering for students and interested others.
 McKinly Skylight Area

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is the last event in the

2008 Summer Undergraduate Research Enrichment Program
Symposium Sponsors: Students Supported by:
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's
         Undergraduate Science Education Program
University of Delaware Chapter of Sigma Xi
College of Arts and Sciences

NIH INBRE Program - Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Sigma Xi
HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program
UD Undergraduate Research Program
NIH INBRE Program - Delaware Biotechnology Institute
NIH Bridges Program
Beckman Scholars Program
Ronald McNair Scholars Program
Charles Peter White Fellowships
DoD Program
Chemistry Alumni Fellowships

Special thanks to the research supervisors whose time and grant funding enabled this event to happen.
Also special thanks to Lisa Robinson, Laura Reiter, Jacqueline Aldridge, Jeanette Miller, Bill Cain, Ken Leavitt, Jessica Chichester, Helen Baker, Masaaki Fujiki, Olivia Gibson, Jim Farmer,
Marc Drumm, Dennis Allshouse, and others for their many and varied contributions to this event.
Photos of the Symposium.
UDaily report on the 2008 Symposium.
ASBMB Today article about the symposium. See pp 14-15.

Previous Undergraduate Research Symposia in the news:

2007 - Undergrad research symposium draws capacity crowd
            2007 Symposium Program
2006 - Symposium Showcases Undergraduate Research
            2006 Symposium Program
2005 - Record Turnout Marks Research Symposium
            2005 Symposium Program
- Summer Research Symposium Sets Record
            2004 Symposium Program
2003 - 90 bioscience undergrads exhibit research posters at symposium
                2003 Symposium Program
2002 - Nathans addresses UD research symposium
            2002 Symposium Program
2001 - Summer undergraduate research symposium hosts mock poster session
                2001 Symposium Program

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