CURO Symposium 2019

Our undergraduate students presented their work at the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Symposium at the Classic Center in Athens, GA this week. They did a great job sharing their work, answering questions, and demonstrating their growth as scientists and scholars over the past several semesters. I’m so proud to see students doing the hard work of scientific research and then working hard to communicate their results and ideas to our research community. Great job!

Lauren and Yamini smiling after an oral presentation of their research.

Lauren and Yamini smiling after an oral presentation of their research.

Princess happy with her first poster presentation!

Princess happy with her first poster presentation!

Jada explaining planarians to her audience.

Jada explaining planarians to her audience.

Alicia showing her new results to the crowd.

Alicia showing her new results to the crowd.

Front row: Yamini & Princess.  Back row: Garrett, Tulip, Jennifer, Lauren, and Rachel.  Great crew!

Front row: Yamini & Princess. Back row: Garrett, Tulip, Jennifer, Lauren, and Rachel. Great crew!

Great job, Jennifer!

Graduate student Jennifer Jenkins competed in the finals of the 3 Minute Thesis competition at Cine this week. It was a tough competition, with lots of excellent UGA graduate students sharing their thesis work. She did a great job sharing her work and explaining our research objectives to her audience! Excellent work!

Jennifer telling her audience all about planarians in just a few minutes!

Jennifer telling her audience all about planarians in just a few minutes!

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Gearing up for CURO

The undergraduate students in the lab are preparing their talks and posters for the upcoming Undergraduate Research Symposium, hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). Our students will be presenting April 8-9 at the Classic Center in Athens, GA. Hope to see you there!

Princess Dikko - Monday 4/8, 4:30-6:30 PM Poster #366
Alicia May - Tuesday 4/9, 9:30-10:45 AM Room I
Yamini Chavan & Lauren Thompson - Tuesday 4/9, 11 AM-12:15 PM Room D
Jada Summerville - Tuesday 4/9, 2-3:15 PM Room H

Ringing the bell

UGA has a tradition in which students (or faculty) can ring the chapel bell on the occasion of a personal or team victory. We ring the bell when our athletic teams win big games and students—I’m told—ring the bell when they graduate… or pass organic chemistry. Since we received good news about funding from the Sloan Foundation last week, we hopped up to North Campus on Monday to go ring the bell. I’m looking forward to making this trip to celebrate lab achievements in the coming years. You can learn more about UGA traditions here.

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