College of Science to host undergraduate research meeting

Author: William G. Gilroy and Marissa Runkle


More than 40 undergraduate science and math students from the University of Notre Dame and Saint Marys College will presentresults from their scientific research Friday (May 4) from9 a.m.to5 the Jordan Hall of Science during the first annualCollegeofScience Joint Annual Meeting. The event is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of faculty mentors, the studentsresearch has focused on topics such as the synthesis of modified DNA, the analysis of interstellar gas within our galaxy, the characterization of soil containment interaction, as well as human health research examining the incidence of tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever.

In addition to applying research techniques learned in campus labs, the students have established collaborations with national laboratories and researchers. Their research experiences helped prepare students for future careers in research, medicine, education and a variety of other fields.

Mathematics (Room 101) and Physics (Room 105) presentations will take place from9 a.m.tonoon. Biological Sciences (Room 101), Chemistry and Biochemistry (Room 105 and Digital Visualization Theater) sessions are scheduled for1 to 4 p.m.

An awards reception featuringCollegeofScience Dean Joseph Marinowill be held in the Galleria from4to5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by theCollegeofScience; the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Physics; the Saint Marys College Department of Chemistry and Physics; the Notre Dame chapter of Sigma Xi; and theSt. Josephs Valley section of the American Chemical Society.

More information on the annual meeting can be found at .

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