Duquesne to Host Record Number of Participants at Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

A record number of high school and undergraduate students will present their research at Duquesne University's 20th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday. This year, 157 students representing 42 universities and six area high schools will have the opportunity to interact with professors and professionals in the field while sharing in research.

"The steady growth of the undergraduate research program over its 20 years of existence points not only to the importance of providing experiential learning opportunities for today's students, but to the necessity of this endeavor to prepare these students as practicing scientists and medical practitioners of the not so distant future," said Dr. Philip Reeder, dean of Duquesne's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

High school students involved in Project SEED and the CIRCLE Program will present their research during the poster session. Both programs provide economically disadvantaged area high school students with scientific research opportunities.

Biomedical engineering, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, computer science, physical therapy, physics, pharmaceutical science, forensic science and environmental science will be among the disciplines represented at the symposium.

Visit the symposium website for more information and a complete schedule of events.

When: Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Chatham Place at Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information: Media are asked to RSVP to arrange parking and an escort from the Office of Marketing and Communications.

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