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UIS seeks abstracts for annual Science Research Symposium

March 1, 2007

Contact: Lucia Vazquez, 217/206-7337, lvazq1@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield's Seventh Annual Science Research Symposium – featuring presentations on applied or theoretical research by undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty in science programs at UIS and other colleges and universities in the area – will be held Friday, April 20, on the UIS campus.

Abstracts for college-level science presentations are welcome and should be submitted by April 1. Awards will be presented for the best student posters and oral presentations.

Symposium coordinator Dr. Lucia Vazquez, UIS assistant professor of biology, noted, "The symposium aims to encourage scientific dialog and inform the academic community of scientific research conducted at UIS and neighboring campuses. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty involved in applied or theoretical research.  We particularly encourage presentations by students."

This year's invited keynote speaker is Dr. May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who will speak on "Webworms and Parsnips: A Case History in Chemical Evolution."

Detailed information for those interested in making presentations – including format, guidelines, and registration – is available at www.uis.edu/biology/; click on "Symposium."

There is a $10 registration fee for presenters; however the fee is waived for students who are members of biology or chemistry student clubs. There is no charge to attend the symposium.

Symposium sponsors at UIS are the Biology, Chemistry, and Clinical Laboratory Science programs and student science clubs.

For more information, contact Dr. Vazquez by phone at 217/206-7337 or by e-mail at lvazq1@uis.edu.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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