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November 2007

Release Date: November 14, 2007

ASU Student Research Projects on Display Nov. 20

Both graduate and undergraduate Angelo State University students will present displays on 32 different research projects during the sixth annual Student Research Showcase, sponsored Tuesday, Nov. 20, by the College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Scheduled noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center of the Houston Harte University Center, the Student Research Showcase will feature table and poster displays on the 32 research projects. Students will be available during the Research Showcase to discuss their projects with campus members and community visitors. Refreshments will be served.

In all 40 undergraduate and 32 graduate students participated in the projects under the direction of 25 faculty members from 11 academic departments. The annual event highlights the breadth and complexity of ASU research, especially at the undergraduate level.

ASU Graduate Dean Dr. Carol Diminnie said, “One aspect of academic life that distinguishes Angelo State from many universities is the amount of undergraduate research our students conduct. The research of our undergraduates historically has been of the quality to earn them national awards and scholarships for post-baccalaureate study.”

The quality of both the undergraduate and graduate research is further demonstrated by the funding sources. The National Science Foundation funded three projects and University Lands Grant monies supported two others. Individual projects received monetary support from the Tri-Beta Foundation, National Resource Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Shannon Health System, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Welch Foundation. ASU supported 11 projects through Carr Research Scholarships and four through Research Enhancement Grants.

The academic departments of participating students are Agriculture; Biology; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication Drama and Journalism; History; Marketing and Management; Mathematics; Modern Languages; Nursing; Physical Therapy; and Physics.

Diminnie said the research showcase recognizes student contributions to the universal body of knowledge through their research and creative activities. The annual program also provides student interaction with community members who are interested in research activities on campus.

For more information, contact the College of Graduate Studies at 942-2169.