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5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Learning Commons, Perry Library
Old Dominion University

The Undergraduate Research Symposium provides undergraduates with the opportunity to present the results of their research projects in a public forum. Students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to explore the latest in undergraduate research at Old Dominion University. The symposium includes poster presentations, oral presentations, and exhibits by students from a wide range of academic disciplines. This is a great opportunity to introduce ODU students to our active undergraduate research community.

Please join us at this year's celebration of undergraduate research and scholarship. The presentations, poster sessions, and art exhibit are free andopen to all ODU students, faculty, staff, and community members.

8:00 -8:45 AM

Registration (Learning Commons, Northwest Atrium)

8:45-9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Learning Commons, Northwest Atrium):
Dr. Carol Simpson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University

9:00-10:00 AM

Poster Session 1 (Learning Commons, Northwest Atrium)
Featuring Political Science, Geology, Psychology

10:15-11:15 AM

Undergraduate Research in Biology: Aquatic. (Room 1310)
Chair: Dr. David Gauthier, Department of Biological Sciences

Innovative Computing in Engineering and Medicine I (Room, 1311)
Chairs: Drs. Chung-Hao Chen,
Khan Iftekharuddin, & Christian Zemlin,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The History of Medicine: Benefits Derived From Exploring the Sciences through the Lens of the Humanities (Room 1306)
Chair: Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, Department of History

11:30-12:30

Undergraduate Research in Biology: Ticks (Room 1310)
Chair: Dr. Holly Gaff, Department of Biological Sciences

Innovative Computing in Engineering and Medicine II (Room 1311)
Chairs: Drs. Khan Iftekharuddin, Dean Krusienski, & Jiang Li,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

New Research in Renaissance and Baroque Art (Room 1306)
Chair: Dr. Anne H. Muraoka, Department of Art History

12:45-1:45 PM

Luncheon: North Cafeteria, Webb Center (Sponsored by the Honors College)

2:00-3:00 PM

Undergraduate Research in Biology: Field Studies (Room 1310)
Chair: Dr. Eric Walters, Department of Biological Sciences

Facets of Experimental Physics at ODU (Room 1311)
Chair: Dr. Stephen Bueltmann, Department of Physics

New Research in Modern and Contemporary Art (Room 1306)
Chair: Dr. Vic Colaizzi, Department of Art History

3:00-4:30 PM

Reception (Learning Commons, Northwest Atrium)
Poster Session 2 (Learning Commons, Northwest Atrium)
Featuring Engineering, Kinematics, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Undergraduate Visual Arts Exhibit (Learning Commons, Northwest Atrium)

Symposium Program 

Follow the Link above for a PDF version of the full Symposium Program, including the presenters, titles, and abstracts for each symposium session.

Registration 

All Symposium Presenters, Mentors, and Session Chairs must register for the conference using the link above. 

All guests and attendees are encouraged to register. Registering takes just about a minute and will help us greatly in planning the conference. Your email address will only be used to send you important Symposium updates, and we will not share your information with anyone outside of the symposium planning team.

The ODU Honors College has generously donated a limited supply of FREE lunch tickets for Cafe 1201 in Webb Center for the day of the Symposium. If you would like to join the presenters and mentors for this FREE lunch, please select YES on the Free Luncheon option on the registration page.


Previous Symposium Programs:

2013 Symposium Program

2012 Symposium Program, Pictures on FB

2011 Symposium Program


2010 Symposium Program


2009 Symposium Program