Colorado State University will hold its third annual All-University Undergraduate Research Symposium April 22 to recognize undergraduate students for their work in university labs and award up to $2,800 in scholarships.
"The symposium gives our students an opportunity to present the results of their research to the university as a whole," said organizer Thomas Sneider, associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences. "The symposium also reaches out to the broader public to show that research is not just something for graduate students and faculty. It is a vital part of the undergraduate experience."
The symposium will include both oral and poster presentations of work by about 70 undergraduate students. Poster presentations will be made from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Lory Student Center East Ballroom. Oral research presentations are scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon in Room 206-208 of the Lory Student Center. Diverse research topics include studies of cancer, tuberculosis, whirling disease in trout, spore production, business stress management, immigration policy analysis and many other topics.
An awards ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Room 228 of the Lory Student Center. Colorado State President Albert Yates will deliver introductory comments, followed by a keynote address by Patrick Brennan, a world-renowned microbiologist and director of Colorado State’s Mycobacteria Research Lab.
Winning students will receive plaques and $250 scholarship awards for up to five student research projects determined to be of highest distinction, and up to 10 $125 scholarship awards for presentations determined to be of high distinction.
In addition, one $250 scholarship will be awarded to a student whose poster is determined to most effectively communicate scientific ideas in a way that is understandable to lay audiences. The winning poster in this category will be selected by a panel of media representatives.