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College of Science and Technology to hold Student Research Symposium

The College of Science and Technology (CST) will hold its 4th Annual Student Research Symposium on Friday in the Mary Townes Science Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium is a forum for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their research. Twenty-nine oral and 48 poster presentations will be made during the symposium.

In addition, a career panel discussion by STEM alumni will provide information on career options and pathways available for STEM majors after graduation. The symposium will draw additional students and faculty participants from high schools and colleges in the region, including Josephine Clement Dobbs Early College High School, Hillside NT, Duke University, St. Augustine’s College and Campbell University.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Scott, senior director of global research and technology for Coca-Cola Co. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Norfolk State University and a doctorate in biology with a focus on molecular cell biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received postdoctoral training in molecular cellular physiology from UNC–Chapel Hill. Scott’s talk is entitled “Making it… just when I thought things could not get any worse.” He will speak at 2 p.m. in room 1111

This event is free and open to public. For additional information, please contact Dr. Veronica Nwosu at vcnwosu@nccu.edu  or 919-530-6170, or Dr. Diane Markoff at dmarkoff@nccu.edu  or 919-530-6452.

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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