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Undergrads To Present Research At Clarkson Today & Tomorrow

More than 100 undergraduate students from universities around the country are displaying the results of their summer research activities on Thursday, August 3, and Friday, August 4, in the Robert A. Plane Atrium of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at Clarkson University.

Clarkson University’s 2nd annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experiences recognizes and encourages undergraduate students who are actively participating in various research activities at Clarkson. The symposium provides an opportunity for the students to present their work to a broader audience.

The presentations discuss research from a wide range of academic disciplines, with project titles such as “Wind Turbine Generator Efficiency,” “Numerical Investigation of Energy Dissipation in Plane Couette Flow,” “The Importance of Brands in the Purchase and Consumption of Casual Clothing for Young Adults: A Cross-Cultural Comparison” and “Researching Developmental Tools for the Occupationally Disabled.”

Each summer, talented undergraduates from around the country are invited to participate in research projects at Clarkson University, with Clarkson faculty acting as mentors. This year, 105 students participated in the summer research projects, coming from 33 different universities throughout the United States.

The students’ research activities, which are conducted over a period of five to ten weeks, are funded through a variety of grants, including projects from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the McNair Program. Honors students at Clarkson also participate.

During the morning sessions, students will present their research projects in lecture halls adjoining the atrium. In the afternoons, students who have prepared poster displays will present and discuss their work. Presentations will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

In the past five years, summer research projects for undergraduates at Clarkson University have grown significantly, in keeping with Clarkson’s emphasis on providing a challenging and creative learning environment for undergraduates. Clarkson University’s science, technology and business majors pursue a rigorous curriculum, which emphasizes hands-on team projects and real-world multidisciplinary challenges. While many faculty members achieve national and international recognition for their scholarship and research, teaching is a priority at every level.

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