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April 9, 2012
Tim Holst | Director, Sponsored Research | 218 726-6246| tholst@d.umn.edu
Cheryl Reitan | Assoc. Director of External Affairs | 218 726-8996 | creitanr@d.umn.edu


Creativity and Undergraduate Research on Display at UMD

Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP) students from disciplines across the UMD campus will be explaining their detailed and complex projects at the 2012 Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase, which will be held on April 12 from 12 noon - 4 pm. The posters will be on display in the Kirby Ballroom. The presentations will be held in the Kirby Garden Room and Kirby 355. The afternoon is packed with activity, 40 individual or team posters will be displayed and 21 students will give presentations. Over 70 students in all will participate.

Opening Remarks will be presented by Timothy Holst, Director of Sponsored Research Administration
and Penelope Morton, Interim Dean Swenson College of Science and Engineering
Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase on
April 12 at 12 noon in the Kirby Garden Room.


This event is designed to highlight student scholarship and research conducted on campus. It showcases student presentations of in-depth, original, scholarly work and research. Projects from all academic disciplines will participate, including business, liberal arts, fine arts, education, human service professions, as well as the sciences.

SEE FULL SCHEDULE: http://www.d.umn.edu/external-affairs/homepage/12/uropprogram.doc

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION "SCIENCE NATION"
One highlight of the event will be the viewing of short video clips showcasing four of UMD's research projects supported by the National Science Foundation. The video viewing will be held at 2 pm in the Garden Room on April 12. UMD currently has over 20 NSF projects, many of which use undergraduate student researchers. The NSF videos are:
Ojibwe Language — http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/savingtriballanguages.jsp
Antarctica — http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/antarcticashiddengeology.jsp
Worm Watch — http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/wormwatch.jsp
Lake Superior — http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/largelakesobservatory.jsp

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