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University of Missouri Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

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John Fougere

Chief Communications Officer

University Relations

Apr 03, 2006

Contact: Jennifer Hollingshead

Office: (573) 882-0601

E-mail: hollingsheadj@umsystem.edu

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Missouri State Capitol Rotunda

Students from all four University of Missouri campuses will share their research with state legislators this Tuesday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Missouri State Capitol rotunda. The event demonstrates the unique opportunities undergraduate students from the University of Missouri have to participate in research with world-class faculty.

This year 54 students from all four UM campuses worked with faculty mentors from departments including advertising, biochemistry, education, engineering, social work, and many others. Students will display their research projects in poster sessions in the Capitol rotunda and share information about their educational experiences with elected officials.

Research topics range from “Diffuse Optical Tomography: A new way to detect early-stage breast cancer” to “Video game music in education and composition” and the “Automatic monitoring and flood detection for low-water bridges.” Many of the students also present their research at campus, regional and national symposia and conferences.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for students to show how they are experiencing hands-on, research with top faculty members,” said event coordinator Kandis Smith. Smith serves as Assistant Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs for the University of Missouri.