Biomedical Engineering Students Present Posters at Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Biomedical engineering students with their research posters.
Photos by Elizabeth DeMeo

Biomedical engineering students with their research posters.

On April 19, students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering presented posters at the Department's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Designed as a way for undergraduate students to showcase their ongoing research, the Symposium featured 17 posters this year. Each poster described the introduction/background, methods, results, and conclusions of a project performed by a student in conjunction with his/her peers and professors.

In presenting their posters during the symposium, students also fielded questions from faculty members about the research work being showcased. Courtney Hunter, a graduating Senior of Significance, presented a poster titled "Detection of leukocytes stained with acridine orange using unique spectral features acquired from an image-based spectrometer."

She said, "It was wonderful seeing years worth of independent projects coming together for one event. The department does such diverse and exciting research, and that really shined through in each poster."


Courtney Hunter (top) and Elisa Mills (bottom) with their posters

Added Raj Rao, professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, said, "The presentations showcased the significance of promoting undergraduate student involvement in our research programs. Some of our students work on collaborative projects that involve multiple labs, and sometimes across colleges and are thus trained on all aspects of executing a research project, under able guidance of our faculty."

Those interested in seeing the posters firsthand can visit the biomedical engineering suite in White Engineering Hall, where the posters are currently on display.

Contacts

Elizabeth DeMeo, media specialist
Biomedical Engineering
479-575-4667, eademeo@uark.edu


Headlines

Tyson Family Adds $1 Million Gift During Dedication of Iconic Research Building

John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, announced a new gift during dedication ceremonies for the new Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences.

U of A Faculty, Staff, Students Present Research at National Association Meeting

University of Arkansas faculty and staff members and graduate students took part recently in the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education annual conference in Memphis.

Exercise Science Doctoral Students to Talk About Their Research Friday

Wesley Haynie and Hyun-Gyu "Sean" Suh, doctoral students in exercise science, will give research presentations from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in HPER 311.

MyDocs, Gizmo, SharePoint and Other Services Affected by Weekend Maintenance

On Saturday morning, MyDocs, Gizmo, SharePoint and other systems relying on the SQL server will be briefly interrupted during routine Windows Server maintenance.

Participants Needed for Study Examining Effect of Diet on Health in Families

The Department of Food Science is recruiting families, defined as at least one parent/guardian, with at least one child between the ages of 6-12 years to participate in a nutrition study.

Newswire Daily