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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 seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium Friday, April 12.

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.

William Eamon, 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," Eamon said.

Topics to be presented include "Field Method to Test for Carbonates in Soils," "Prevalence of Hantavirus Antibodies in Honduran Human Serum Samples," "Grandparents Assuming Primary Parent Role for Their Grandchildren," "Reproduction of Seventeenth-Century Lace," and many others. There also will be a fiction and poetry session.

Provost William Flores 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 and fiction and poetry presentations will be from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. in the Dona Ana Room.

The symposium will conclude with a luncheon featuring Steve Stochaj, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Particle Astrophysics Lab, at 12:30 p.m. in Corbett Center's West Ballroom. His presentation is titled "Catching Cosmic Rays."

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

Julie Hughes
March 27, 2002