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Syracuse University student researchers to showcase results of their summer of research

July 25, 2008

Judy Holmes
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Judy Holmes

Some 70 students, who have been working in Syracuse University research labs this summer in a variety of physical science and engineering disciplines will showcase their work at a combined Undergraduate Research Poster Session from noon--2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Panasci Lounge of the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The session will present the accomplishments of students involved in five summer programs sponsored by the Department of Chemistry in SU's College of Arts and Sciences, the Biomaterials Institute in SU's L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Department of Chemistry at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, and the Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.

Funding for the seven programs comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a variety of sources within the host institutions, such as iLearn (the Innovative Learning Program in SU's College of Arts and Sciences) and SU's Renée Crown University Honors Program, as well as the host departments and individual faculty research grants.

The poster session is organized by the NSF-funded chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, hosted by SU's Department of Chemistry. The REU program attracts students from SU and other universities and colleges across the United States and abroad. Thirty-five students and two Central New York high school science teachers are participating in this summer's REU program.

iLearn supports a variety of innovative educational programs in SU's College of Arts and Sciences and serves as a clearinghouse for information about undergraduate research and other unique learning opportunities. Programs administered by iLearn include the Undergraduate Research Program, the Ruth Meyers Scholars Program for undergraduate research, and the Allport program for psychology research. The Renée Crown University Honors Program provides funding for undergraduate research for Honors student Capstone Projects through the Crown Award or the Wise-Marcus 50-Year Friendship Award.

The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate and the Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation target underrepresented students in the sciences.

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