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Undergraduate Conference Showcases Student Research

May 14, 2013

Simmons students shared research on everything from seahorse tails to web-based health education at the College’s 9th Annual Undergraduate Conference, held in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center on April 24.

More than 200 undergraduate students participated in the event, which required them to submit a project proposal detailing their research with the support of a faculty mentor. On the day of the conference, students presented their work to faculty, staff, and other students in a series of panel and poster sessions. Projects this year included a 3D analysis of dyes used in museum artifacts and a study of the decomposition rates of invasive species found in the Muddy River.

“Everyone who attended was impressed by how accomplished the presenters were,” said Conference Director Terry Müller. “The participants were proud, too. As one of them said: ‘I was so nervous. I never thought I could do it. It was exciting!’”

Pictured above: Ann Huynh and Ida Bixho with their project, Physical and Chemical Properties of Silver Chlorhexidine Complexes.