IUPUI to host showcases of high school and undergraduate research accomplishments

  • July 22, 2015


INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis -- Indiana's urban research university -- is a hotspot of summertime scientific research opportunities for high school and undergraduate students.

The accomplishments of these students under the mentorship of talented IUPUI faculty and staff will be on display during two symposiums Thursday, July 23.

A symposium for university undergraduates will feature more than 150 posters showcasing the work of Summer Research Scholars. More than 100 high school intern scientists will present the findings of their summer projects at a pre-collegiate research symposium.

Summer Research Program Poster Symposium

The annual Summer Research Program Poster Symposium will take place from noon to 3 p.m. in the Ballroom at University Tower, 911 W. North St.

Undergraduates from all of the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning Summer Research Programs, as well as affiliated programs from the School of Science and the School of Dentistry on the IUPUI campus and research programs at Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Notre Dame, will present poster presentations of their research findings.

Each summer, undergraduates interested in mentored research participate in one of 10 programs offered by the Center for Research and Learning at IUPUI. Students conduct independent or team-based research for at least 30 hours per week in addition to attending Center for Research and Learning seminars and professional development workshops to help students prepare for future success.

Indiana High School Scientific Research Symposium and Poster Session

The 2015 Indiana High School Scientific Research Symposium and Poster Session will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Indiana University School of Medicine Van Nuys Medical Sciences Building, 635 Barnhill Drive.

The symposium highlights the accomplishments of students enrolled in eight-week summer internships in four participating programs: Purdue University Project SEED; Indiana University Project STEM; Indianapolis Project SEED; and Indianapolis Project STEM.

The students are matched with research preceptors who host and mentor them in their labs.

"We are most grateful for the public service volunteer efforts of all the research investigators who have mentored students," said Elmer Sanders, Project SEED and Project STEM program coordinator. "They are the heart of the program. Their attention and mentorship is the catalyst that accelerates students' accomplishment and places them on an exponentially higher trajectory of achievement."

The high school researchers will be on hand to discuss their projects with symposium visitors during the poster session from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building atrium. Selected interns will present their research at a 6 p.m. program in the auditorium.

Paid parking is available for guests of the undergraduate symposium in the Tower Garage at 875 North St..  

Guest parking for the high school symposium is available at the Vermont Street garage between Barnhill Drive and University Boulevard. 

Poster Symposium

Poster Symposium

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Diane Brown