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Symposium to showcase student research and creativity

More than 50 New Mexico State University students will present research and creative arts projects during the eighth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium Friday, April 25.

ed from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Corbett Center, the event features some of the most advanced research and creative projects being undertaken by New Mexico State students. The public is invited to attend any of the presentations.

Many of the students are completing Honors Program thesis projects. Others have worked with faculty mentors in laboratories and other research and arts settings in programs such as the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement, the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation and Minority Access to Research Careers.

Nancy Baker, interim director of the University Honors Program, said the symposium provides valuable professional experience for undergraduate students doing advanced research and creative work. "This is a perfect simulation of a professional conference," Baker said.

Presentation topics range from medicinal plants to fiber optic security to the struggles of Afghan women.

Regent's Chief of Staff Juan Franco will open the program at 8:30 a.m. in the Dona Ana Room. Poster presentations will be in Corbett Center's second floor lobby balcony between 9 a.m. and noon. Research paper presentations are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in rooms 214 and 218.

The symposium will conclude with a luncheon featuring Elizabeth Ann Hales, a professor of nursing, at 12:30 p.m. in Corbett Center's West Ballroom. Her presentation is titled "Crossroads: Learning and Serving."

For more information call the Honors Program office at (505) 646-2005.