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Conference Spotlights CNAS Undergraduate Research

Media Advisory: From Carbon Nanotubes and Walking Molecules to Female Crickets in Search of Mates, Conference Spotlights UCR Undergraduate Research

More than 35 students to present their summer research on campus

(October 4, 2006)

EVENT:UC Riverside’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) is hosting the second annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference. More than 35 undergraduate students representing all departments in CNAS will discuss their faculty-mentored research through oral and poster presentations. The free conference is open to the public. For more information, call (951) 827-7968.
DATE:Saturday, October 7, 2006
TIME:9 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
LOCATION:Pierce Hall courtyard and conference rooms, UC Riverside
BACKGROUND:The Summer Undergraduate Research Conference showcases CNAS undergraduate researchers as well as those students who have done research in CNAS during the summer. With research ranging across all disciplines, this year’s topics include carbon nanotube growth; the production of hydrogen fuel; how drugs and proteins work at the molecular level; the properties of walking molecules; and how female crickets locate their mates.

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