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Conference to showcase research, inspiration of a new generation of R.I. scientists, July 30

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

Who: Tomorrow’s Scientists Today: More than 90 undergraduate fellows from colleges throughout Rhode Island who are working on leading-edge research in the biomedical, behavioral, environmental, and life sciences fields. Rhode Island’s IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE) and the Rhode Island Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

What: The third annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows Conference to showcase high-level research conducted by undergraduates statewide. Speakers:
  • Elizabeth Roberts, Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor
  • Vinny Browning, Senior Manager, Quality Analytical Laboratories, Amgen
  • Donald DeHayes, URI Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Peter Alfonso, RI EPSCoR Project Director & URI Vice President for Research and Economic Development
  • Zahir Shaikh, RI-INBRE Program Director, URI Pharmacy Professor

  • When: Friday, July 30, 2010; 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Where: The Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston Campus

    Summary: The scientific conference being held at URI isn’t standard faire in the academic world. Instead of presentations by seasoned researchers and faculty members who are well over thirty years old, this one features the fresh voices of an entirely new generation of scientists. The presenters are undergraduate students – from all over Rhode Island -- who have been involved in an intensive high level, grant-supported research experience for 10-weeks with mentors statewide. There are 94 fellows showcasing their research.

    For more information and to arrange interviews with student researchers, contact Jhodi Redlich, Dave Lavallee or Todd McLeish at 401-874-2116.