April 7, 2010
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Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Annual Symposium to Feature Diverse Research Endeavors

VALDOSTA -- From sexual assault to seismometers and paleobiology to pathogens, the diverse research interests of Valdosta State University students will be represented at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Thursday and Friday, April 15-16, in the Bailey Science Center Auditorium.

Join students and faculty advisors when through poster sessions and presentations they delve into the scholarly investigations that have occupied their time during the 2009-10 academic year. During Thursday's session, college awards will be presented at 7 p.m. followed with an address by Dr. Kenneth Rumstay titled "The SARA REU Program: What You Learn About Your Students Late at Night."

On Friday, paper sessions begin at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Best poster awards will be presented during Friday's posters session, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

The annual spring symposium is open with free admission so members of the Valdosta State University and local communities can learn from outstanding undergraduate research.

The Undergraduate Research Council at Valdosta State University seeks to engage students from all disciplines within the college in meaningful, independent and supervised research experiences. The council also provides a forum for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to foster undergraduate research in their own disciplines and gain more knowledge of undergraduate research in other fields.

More information can be found online at http://www.valdosta.edu/cas/cur/symposium/ .