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Symposium to recognize undergraduate research and creative efforts

The Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium will be held at New Mexico State University Friday, April 28, in Corbett Center.

nt is a celebration of undergraduate research and creative works as well as the faculty who aided in their creation.

"The symposium will showcase undergraduate work and demonstrate that students are actively engaged in research and creative arts," said William Eamon, dean of the Honors College at NMSU. "It celebrates mentorship and is a sort of reward for students in the form of public recognition."

Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. Paper and oral presentations will be held in the seminar rooms on the second and third floors of Corbett Center and posters will be displayed in the second floor lobby. The symposium is open to the public and there is no admission fee.

In recent years presentation topics have included selenium deficiency and HIV infection, immigration law, women in Victorian society, the Mayan calendar, and community supported agriculture. Such diversity should be retained this year with projects in the fields of engineering, medical science, the social sciences, art, poetry and fiction writing and more.

The symposium will conclude with a luncheon for presenting students and faculty mentors. Mary O'Connell, professor of agronomy and horticulture, will be the luncheon speaker and will discuss basic and applied research projects and answer questions concerning chile pepper agriculture.

The Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium is sponsored by the Honors College, the College of Engineering, the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement, the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation, Minority Access to Research Careers and the New Mexico Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.

For more information concerning the symposium, contact William Eamon at (505) 646-2005 or weamon@nmsu.edu.

Austin Craig
April 5, 2006