Faculty and Student Research Highlighted at College of Natural Sciences Event

Date: 04-18-2008

Research by faculty and students in California State University, Chico’s College of Natural Sciences will be celebrated at a poster session Tuesday, April 22, in the BMU Auditorium.

The College of Natural Sciences Poster Symposium begins at 9 a.m., with presenters available to talk about their posters and research from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Seventy-two poster presentations are scheduled to be part of the symposium, including the winner of the College of Natural Sciences Dean’s High School Award from the Chico Science Fair. That presentation, by Rosalind Cox, is titled, “Can E. coli take the heat?”

Three “People’s Choice” Awards will be made at the event, for faculty/graduate research, faculty/undergraduate research and student research.

“The college’s poster session has two main functions,” said Jim Houpis, dean of the College of Natural Sciences. “The first is to display to the campus and our community the outstanding research our faculty, staff and students are conducting. Secondly, it is a celebration of the importance of science, math and applied health sciences in our everyday life, with the hope of increasing public awareness of the critical nature of these disciplines in solving many of the critical issues our society faces.”

For more information, call the College of Natural Sciences at 898-6121.