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UAlbany Students Showcase Research at Annual Conference

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 11, 2008) -- More than 50 University at Albany students will showcase their research on topics ranging from cloning to terrorism at the fifth annual Undergraduate Research Conference on April 13.

For their projects, students partnered with faculty mentors or other students to research topics of interest, including piano concerto and its evolution, Christian Evangelical interest groups, terrorist networks, election polls and primaries, mindfulness and health behaviors, and the writings of Russian-Jewish Immigrant writers.

Students will share their projects from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Science Library, uptown campus. Some students will present their research in short oral presentations. Others will display their posters throughout the day and be available to discuss their research from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The conference is free and open to the public.

"Research participation is an important part of the educational experience at UAlbany," said Jeffrey Haugaard, associate vice provost and director of the Honors College. "Students can create new knowledge as they work with faculty mentors and other students investigating a topic of mutual interest."

Students from various majors will be presenting at the conference, including anthropology, atmospheric sciences, biochemistry, biology, business administration, chemistry, classics, computer science, criminal justice, economics, education, English, history, Japanese studies, journalism, Judaic studies, mathematics, physics, psychology, political science, public health, social welfare, sociology, Spanish, theater arts, and women's studies.

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