Aug. 9: Undergraduate symposium

UD sets third annual undergraduate research, service symposium

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11:01 a.m., July 26, 2012--The University of Delaware will hold its third annual Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Clayton Hall.

The symposium is a capstone event highlighting the accomplishments of undergraduate students participating in summer scholar programs with UD faculty and community partners in laboratories, studios, libraries, schools, hospitals and international settings.

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More than 320 students will participate in the event, which will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Keynote speaker will be Ed McCleskey, scientific officer with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He will speak at 1:30 p.m. on the topic "Why the Fun of Discovery Is All That Should Matter to You."

Nancy Brickhouse, UD interim provost, will welcome the students at 8:40 a.m. and State Rep. Darryl Scott will provide closing remarks at 4:15 p.m.

During the final session of the day, the second annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Prize on Sustainability will be presented. The prize was established by UD's Undergraduate Research Program and Gale, a leading organization in e-research and educational publishing, to encourage undergraduate research and projects in the area of sustainability.

Students representing the following summer scholar programs will make presentations at the symposium:

  • Arts and Humanities Summer Scholars, Undergraduate Research Program (URP);
  • ArtsBridge America Scholars;
  • Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program;
  • Center for Composite Materials Summer Program;
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Summer Scholars;
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholars;
  • National Institutes of Health National Institute for General Medical Sciences IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE);
  • National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR);
  • Network of Undergraduate Collaborative Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Scholars Program (NUCLEUS);
  • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholars;
  • Science and Engineering Summer Scholars (URP);
  • Service Learning Scholars, Office of Service Learning (OSL); and
  • Social Science Scholars (URP).

Presentations and abstract titles can be found at the Office of Undergraduate and Experiential Learning website.

A preliminary symposium program is available in PDF format.

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