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Rowan University STEM Student Research Symposium
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Planning for the 17th Annual Rowan Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Student Research Symposium is already underway!
Last year's Symposium was a very successful event, particularly because the participating students represented the diversity of Rowan University's academic departments and programs.
All of the work presented at the Symposium should have significant involvement by Rowan University students and should in fact be presented by Rowan students. Thus, the Symposium serves as an excellent opportunity for students conducting scholarly activity to learn how to communicate their work to others inside and outside of their field. In addition, underclassmen attending the STEM Symposium will learn about the wide array of research opportunities available to them here at Rowan University. This is especially important as employers and graduate/professional school admissions committees continue to place a greater emphasis on research experience outside of the traditional curriculum. Finally, the Symposium facilitates additional communication between faculty who may be in different departments but have related research interests.
The criteria for participation in the STEM Symposium are the following:
Please note also that the presented work should represent research conducted within one of the STEM disciplines rather than research about the STEM disciplines. This means that the presented work must be primary research that is hypothesis- or application-driven.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOT OPEN AT THE PRESENT TIME. The submission period for the Spring 2014 STEM Symposium will be announced during the Spring 2014 semester. All abstracts must be submitted via our ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SYSTEM. Please note that abstracts submitted by mail, disk, or email will NOT be accepted. To be accepted, an abstract must be submitted by the student author(s) and approved by its faculty sponsor(s) by the submission deadline.
The 2014 STEM Symposium is being coordinated by Dr. Gregory Hecht (Dept. Biological Sciences) and is presented by the College of Sciences & Mathematics, The College of Engineering, and the Department of Biological Sciences.
Michael Bacani, Pallavi Chary, Justen Dowling, Hussain Haider, Sneha Kolla, and Luke Nichols-O'Neill will be the STEM Student Coordinators this year. This year we will need student help with the following items: (i) publicity for the Symposium; (ii) set-up for the Symposium the evening before the event; (iii) final set-up work on the morning of the Symposium; and (iv) clean-up immediately after the Symposium.
The STEM Student Coordinators can be contacted by email. They can also be contacted by sending campus mail to the Biological Sciences Department in care of Dr. Gregory Hecht.
The STEM Symposium is possible only because of the help and broad-based participation from across the University. No support means no Symposium, so it is important to mention that this year's event arises from the efforts of many people.
Acknowledgments of everybody who helps out with the Symposium will be available in the STEM Abstract Booklet.