What: NJIT’s Ninth Annual International Undergraduate Research Symposium, including nearly 100 poster presentations
When: July 28, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Center Ballroom
Who: More than 120 undergraduates, including students from NJIT and from other universities in the United States, Brazil and India, are currently conducting research projects on campus. They are backed by a range of sponsors, including NJIT’s Undergraduate Research and Innovation (URI) program, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Hearst Foundation, Capital One Bank, PSEG and the James Stevenson and Family Foundation, among many others. More than 70 NJIT faculty and research staff are supervising these projects.
Why: Projects range from an in-depth exploration of stem cell migration and differences in neural processing of sensory images, to sustainability studies focused on the rehabilitation of steel structures and the development of new technology for lattice light-sheet microscopy, to an investigation of the voter participation rates of 18-24 year-olds and the development of apps to provide social supports for women in STEM fields. The projects combine basic and applied research and are all connected to problems identified as societal needs.
9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.: Poster Session 1
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Welcome Remarks, NJIT President Joel Bloom and Provost Fadi Deek
Networking & Light Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Poster Session 2
2:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks