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Students to Present Research During SOURCE Summer Symposium Aug. 10 and 11
Over 100 students will present on a variety of topics—from research on shape memory polymer foams for hemorrhage control to water quality of an Adirondack lake and modern utility fashion design—during the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) Summer Symposium.
The campus community is invited to attend any of the symposium events. Virtual presentations are Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration will be available on the event listing. The poster session will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon on the first floor of Bird Library.
Thirty-seven students will present at the virtual session; 77 students will present posters at the poster session. The students are either conducting their own research under the guidance of faculty mentors or working as research assistants to faculty mentors.
The campuswide symposium includes students from SOURCE and other programs on campus: the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program; Chemistry, Engineering, and Biomaterials Research Experience for Undergraduates programs; Renée Crown University Honors Program; Women in Science and Engineering-supported students, and others. There are also a few students visiting from other campuses.
“It’s been a busy and engaging summer for undergraduate research students, who have worked both remotely and in-person with their faculty mentors,” says Kate Hanson, director of SOURCE. “Sharing research and creative work is an essential step in the research process. The symposium will be a wonderful opportunity for them to share their innovative work with the campus community.”
Presentation topics will also include militarism and African independence; policy solutions for bridging the digital divide in Syracuse; defining immersive theatre; local renewable energy implementation in Bonaire; restricted and repetitive behavior as a predictor of anxiety in young autistic people; and the social-spatial impact of COVID-19 on sharing economy accommodation platforms.