Science Symposium Puts Students Research on Display Dec. 3

Students discuss their research projects at last year’s Science Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The School of Sciences will hold the Science Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS) on Dec. 3 in Beaman A&B. The symposium will open with keynote speaker Kate Ratfliff, a Belmont alumna now an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Florida. Ratliff will be give a talk titled “Guilt-by-Association: Understanding Stereotype Formation.”

The student poster session will take place from 5:15-6 p.m. in the Maddox Grand Atrium following Ratliff’s keynote. Oral presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Hitch Science Building rooms 109, 207, 408 and 420. Though all oral presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m., ending times will vary from room to room. A total of 35 oral presentations will be given, and the latest will last until 8:30 p.m. Convocation credit will be given for this event.


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