UND’s SUNRISE summer undergraduate students to showcase research accomplishments Tuesday, Aug. 4


David L. Dodds

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The public is invited to attend a poster session for university students from across the country who have come to the University of North Dakota to conduct scientific research as part of the first Interdisciplinary Renewable and Environmental Chemistry program and the 13th annual SUNRISE Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.

The poster session runs from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Aug. 4, on the second floor of Harrington Hall on campus. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

The poster session is the culmination of the students’ summer-long research and gives them a chance to explain their work to the public in an informal setting. The undergraduate students, who have come to UND from all over the United States, have spent the past 10 weeks being mentored by faculty in UND’s Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments in their laboratories.

This summer, the program has eight participants: four in chemistry and four in chemical engineering. They come from Savannah State University in Georgia, St. John Fisher College (N.Y.) and UND. They also attended a series of activities designed to introduce them to graduate school, research methods, safety and ethical conduct in research.

The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. The Principal Investigator is Alena Kubatova, professor of chemistry; and Frank Bowman, associate professor of chemical engineering.