Undergrads to Face Off in Research Poster Contest
April 15, 2008
Twenty posters from five schools will compete for three prizes during the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition on April 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Engineering and Computer Science North Building.
The prizes will be $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third.
Competition is nothing new to these students, who will be showcasing the results of the research proposals that won them Undergraduate Scholar Research grants.
The semester-long awards gave the students $500 and their faculty adviser $300 to use on project-related expenses such as equipment or travel.
The poster competition and the initial competitive proposal process give these students a taste of some of the incentives and experiences common to graduate students.
Dr. Bruce Gnade, vice president for research, intends to make the process an annual event.
Poster topics include:
- Cost-efficient methods for tracking a flying rocket in real time.
- Use of carbon nanotubes for removal of cancer cells.
- Huntington’s Disease treatment in mice.
- Creating carbon nanotubes.