2007 Physical Sciences and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Symposium
The URS in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science was held at the University of Chicago on November 9-11. The weekend was attended by 96 students and faculty with 32 oral presentations by students about their research and 39 poster presentations by students about their research.
Dr. John Fredrick, a Professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences and Associate Dean for the Division of the Physical Sciences gave a plenary lecture on Friday evening entitled "Urban Heat Islands and Microclimates." On Sunday morning, Dr. Ka Yee Lee, an Associate Professor of Chemistry, presented the second plenary lecture entitled, "The Science of Breathing." Both presentations featured research being done currently at the University of Chicago and were followed by many questions from students and faculty in the audience. Thanks John and Ka Lee for very stimulating talks!
Besides the presentations and conversations about research, participants had fun touring some labs on campus or taking a general campus tour, attending lunchtime discussions about grad school and careers and exploring millennium park in downtown Chicago during their free time on Saturday evening. Check out the pictures from the Symposium below taken by George Lisensky from Beloit College.