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NMSU symposium to showcase undergraduates' research

The 18th annual New Mexico State University Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 5 in the Corbett Center Student Union.


About 80 students will present their work at this year's symposium, which is the oldest student research and creative arts symposium at NMSU. The URCAS gives undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their work and learn how to present academic research in a formal setting.

"This is a professional symposium where undergraduate students get valuable professional experience," said William Eamon, dean of the Honors College. "The idea is celebrate and recognize the research that our undergraduate students are doing at NMSU."

Students participating in the symposium come from majors across campus, including anthropology, biology and animation. The student projects cover a range of topics, from presidential leadership, optical communication and chile wilt species.

The poster session is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second floor of Corbett Center, and the paper sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Colfax, Socorro, Rio Grande and New Mexico rooms.

A luncheon is scheduled for the presenters from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the east ballroom. Collin Payne, assistant professor in marketing, will speak at the luncheon. Payne's lecture is titled, "How Marketing Can Help Consumer Health."

The symposium is sponsored by the Honors College, the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement , the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation, the Minority Access to Research Careers, the College Assistance Migrant Program, the Building Research Achievement in Neuroscience, the College of Engineering, the College of Business, the College of Education, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies and International Programs.

For presentation times and project information, visit http://honors.nmsu.edu/urcas.