Symposium to focus on undergraduate research experiences

Author: William G. Gilroy

More than 80 undergraduate students from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan and Hope College who have conducted science and engineering research will be presenting the results of their research at the Tri-University Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday (August 3) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jordan Hall of Science.

During the event, which is sponsored by the College of Science, students will present their summer research accomplishments through oral presentations in room 105 and in two poster sessions in the Galleria. The participants include students from the Notre Dame Biology, Nano-Bioengineering, Mathematics and Physics REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) programs. as well as undergraduates who were awarded funding from research grants, industrial funding, or College of Science fellowships.

The REU programs at Notre Dame are sponsored by the National Science Foundation. All of the undergraduates spend 8 to 10 weeks during the summer conducting hands-on research under the supervision of Notre Dame faculty and alongside graduate students. They gain experience and explore a particular field in more depth than is possible during the regular academic year.

The Physics REU program at Notre Dame is one of the nations oldest, having begun in 1985, long before other universities developed similar programs.

The complete schedule including a short abstract on each students research is available at .The symposium is free and open to the public.

Contact: Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, 574-631-4665,

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