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2008 Undergraduate Research Symposia in the Biological Sciences and Psychology

Registration Deadline: Oct. 1, 2008

The URS in the Biological Sciences & Psychology will be held October 31 - November 2 at the University of Chicago. Up to eight students and two faculty members from each of the 14 Consortium member campuses are invited to participate in each meeting. Costs for participants including transportation, lodging and meals will be covered by the Consortium.

The meeting will include both poster and oral presentations by undergraduates as well as several plenary seminars by faculty. One of these presentations, the first Janet Anderson Lecture will be given by award winner Dr. David Hall, Associate Professor of Chemistry from Lawrence University. The title of Dr. Hall's lecture is "Understanding the mechanisms of rhinovirus-induced inflammation."

Undergraduates who would like to present their research results are encouraged to speak with their research advisor(s) to prepare an abstract and decide between a 15-minute oral presentation and a poster presentation. Students are encouraged to present individually, but on occasion, teams of two or three students have presented together. Check with your research advisor about preparing your abstract.

In response to feedback we've gotten from past meetings, we are going to try a slightly different schedule on Saturday this year. In an attempt to break up the long day on Saturday, we will be offering participants a chance to visit the Museum of Science and Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium or maybe the Field Museum of Natural History. Participants will return to the University for dinner and an evening session before returning to the hotel.

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