Monday, August 4, 2014

Wyoming EPSCoR Hosts Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Dr. Anne Sylvester welcomes students
Undergraduate research can open many doors for students as they prepare to continue in higher education, pursue a career or learn more about the field that interests them. To help students build additional research skills, Wyoming EPSCoR hosted their annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The 2014 Symposium was held on July 21st at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Cameron Wright speaks to students about
technical writing
The goal of the Symposium was to give undergraduate students at the University of Wyoming and Wyoming community colleges the information and tools they need to succeed and excel in undergraduate research, including planning, designing, implementing and presenting their projects.

“It was an informative and inspiring gathering and sharing of faculty and students,” says Beth Cable, Coordinator of Education, Outreach and Diversity for Wyoming EPSCoR. “I appreciate the time that both took out of their busy summer schedules to participate in the event. Hopefully, the students gained further understanding of the impacts that doing research can have on their academic and professional careers and the professors saw some of the impressive research that University of Wyoming undergraduates are doing.”

Dr. Will Welch speaks to students about
designing and presenting effective posters
Topics included technical writing, designing and presenting posters, scientists as entrepreneurs and more. Speakers from various departments at the the University of Wyoming spoke to participants and gave students insight into what it means to be a researcher.

By Robin Rasmussen
Photos by Robin Rasmussen

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