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President's Science Symposium: Student Talks

  • 10/18/2013 | 1:35 PM – 2:45 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Presentation

Research conducted by faculty-mentored Bowdoin science and math students this past summer will be in the spotlight Friday, October 18, 2013, at the annual President's Science Symposium. All events are open to the Bowdoin community.

"The President's Science Symposium is a time to showcase the extraordinary scientific research performed by Bowdoin faculty and students," note's the event's coordinator Michael Danahy, lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. "It's a unique event in that all the sciences and mathematics are represented in one place, so one gets a real sense of the breadth of the impressive work done at the College."

Four students will give talks about their research from 1:35 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. The student researchers are Justin Dury-Agri '15 from the mathematics department, Beatriz Malibiran '14 from the biochemistry program, Nicholas Wetzel '14 of the computer science department, and Adam Zhang '14 of the neuroscience program.

Following these talks, poster presentations by more than 90 student researchers in the sciences and math will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Morrell Lounge, David Saul Smith Union. Students will be on hand to discuss their projects.

"With the student poster presentations and student research talks, students take ownership of their research," says Danahy. "This event highlights the importance of research in science education." The symposium will kick off earlier in the day with a keynote address at Common Hour by guest speaker Daniel Schrag, an expert on climate change and a professor in the Department of Geology at Harvard University. Schrag's talk, titled "Climate, Energy and Innovation," will be given at 12:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.