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Hampton University Hosts 23rd Annual Research Symposium
04/11/2018 - #172
HAMPTON, Va. (April 11, 2018)  — The Hampton University School of Science, in partnership with the School of Engineering and Technology, and the Graduate College, presents the 23rd annual School of Science Research Symposium on April 11-12, 2018, in Horne Hall and the HU Student Center.  Hampton University faculty, HU students and high school students will make research presentations.
 
The theme for this year’s symposium is “It’s a S.T.E.M. Affair,” in celebration of the accomplishments of The Nanoscience Project at Hampton University (NanoHU) and The Hampton University Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (HU-PREM) project.  The symposium also seeks to highlight the synergy between nanoscience/nanotechnology and materials science, and provide a platform for future innovation at Hampton University.  
 
The research symposium is designed to expose and educate people of all ages to the countless opportunities available in S.T.E.M. and research. School of Science Dean Dr. Calvin W. Lowe stated:
 
“This symposium provides an opportunity for interested students to be exposed to a variety of research fields and to interact with faculty, graduate students and other scientists.”
 
Highlights of the program include a speech to be given by an elementary school student from Dallas, Texas; two keynote addresses; a S.T.E.M. Town Hall; and oral and poster presentations. More specifically:
 
Miss Skye Turner, a fourth-grader at the Charles Rice Learning Center in Dallas, will be the guest speaker at the opening reception and S.T.E.M. exposition Wednesday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Horne Hall Solarium. Students and staff from the Hampton University Child Development Center will be special guests at the event.
 
Dr. Seth Fraden, professor of physics and director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Brandeis University, is the opening keynote speaker Thursday, April 12, at 9:00 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
 
Dr. Lynnae C. Quick, planetary geologist at the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will be the keynote speaker at the closing session Thursday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Poster presentations will follow the keynote address.
 
For more information, please contact the School of Science’s main office at sosdeansoffice@hamtponu.edu or (757) 727-5239.

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