Several GDCB faculty and staff participated in the 8th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression on April 15, 2014 from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Memorial Union. Professors Jack Horner, David Oliver, and Jo Anne Powell-Coffman will serve as session monitors. Professors Clark Coffman, Maura McGrail, Jeff Trimarchi, Tom Peterson, and Dr. Unger-Wallace, Assistant Scientist, Vollbrecht Lab, have mentored eight students working in GDCB research laboratories who presented their research results at the symposium.
Free and open to the public, the Symposium provides undergraduates from all academic disciplines the opportunity to share their research with the university community, families and other guests through conference-style oral presentation sessions. This year’s Symposium was the largest and most varied yet, with presentations on topics from asteroid deflection to zebrafish.
On April 2, 2014 students selected from Iowa’s three state universities met in the Rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol for Research in the Capitol, a program designed to highlight the importance of undergraduate research to Iowa legislators and other state officials. Twenty-one Iowa State University students were chosen to display a poster at the event.