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February 6, 2014

Undergraduate Research Symposium Set for Feb. 7-8 at Perry Library


Research, scholarship and artwork being produced at the undergraduate level will take center stage in the Perry Library Learning Commons Feb. 7-8 when Old Dominion presents the sixth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The symposium provides undergraduates with the opportunity to present the results of their research projects and exhibit their artwork in a public forum. Students, prospective students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to explore the latest in undergraduate research at ODU. The symposium includes poster presentations, oral presentations and exhibits by students from a wide range of academic disciplines.

"This is a great opportunity to introduce ODU students to our active undergraduate research community," said David Metzger, dean of the Honors College.

Approximately 80 students who will be presenting, split between Friday and Saturday, and nearly 50 faculty/staff mentors will be on hand. Eighteen art students will have their work on display both days.

The presentations, poster sessions and art exhibit are free and open to all members of the campus community and the general public.

Metzger will deliver the welcome to open the symposium at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and again at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Friday's sessions will run from 1:30-5 p.m., and Saturday's sessions are scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Among the many topics addressed by the students include homelessness; the Mannerism and modern art movements; algal blooms; sea level rise; a multifractal approach to human brain tumors; photographer Robert Mapplethorpe; aluminum corrosion on Navy ships; language and mass murder during the Holocaust; and field tick collection techniques.

For more information about the Undergraduate Research Program and details about all of the sessions, visit https://www.odu.edu/research/student/undergradresearch/symposium.