Summer undergraduate research poster event set for Aug. 4

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The faculty-mentored research of more than 80 students from 51 universities will be featured at Washington State University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fri., Aug. 4 in the Smith CUE Atrium at WSU Pullman. The poster event will showcase the efforts and results of the students, who will be present to explain their work. The event is open to the public at no charge, with light refreshments served.

A keynote presentation by Kristen Delevich, assistant professor in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, will be delivered at opening ceremonies starting at 9 a.m. in CUE 203.

“For the past 10 weeks or so, students from universities located in all corners of the United States, and many from WSU itself, have been on campus to participate in STEM research on a wide range of topics,” said Jeremy Lessmann, director of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research. “Top research faculty and graduate students in 11 programs have included these students on their teams, and the impact of the students on various aspects of programs has been impressive.”

The faculty’s programs range from waves in the universe and technology to sustainable high-value horticulture and processing, and from research in interdisciplinary STEM education to phenomics big data management, and much more. Many of those programs are funded by the National Science Foundation.

The Office of Undergraduate Research, part of the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement in the provost’s office, has helped to organize summer workshops for the students and coordinate the symposium.

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