Our undergraduate students participated in a research symposium this week, hosted by the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The CURO folks give lots of outstanding support for undergrad research and the symposium was really amazing. >500 students presented their research through a huge poster session and two days of talks. It was really great to hear such a wide variety of excellent research (from the sciences, but also the humanities, on policy topics, etc.). I was deeply impressed and proud of our UGA students and I was also inspired by all of the excellent faculty who support them in their research endeavors.
Christian, Lauren, and Yamini presented their work on planarian regeneration, creating posters of their results and preparing short oral presentations to go along with the posters. They have been in the lab for the Spring semester, so they created posters from their 3 months with me. Great first showing for the R-G lab at our first CURO symposium!