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RIC students present research at URI conference

RIC summer research fellows with faculty mentors at the URI Ryan Center July 29, 2011.

RIC summer research fellows with faculty mentors at the URI Ryan Center July 29, 2011.
Rhode Island College students and faculty conducting federally funded biomedical and behavioral research participated in a summer undergraduate research fellowship conference at the University of Rhode Island on July 29.

RIC had one of the largest showings of undergraduate participants, highlighting the college’s thriving undergraduate research environment.

Nearly 30 students from RIC and their nine faculty mentors presented posters outlining their summer research activities. This was the largest conference in the 10-year history of the summer undergraduate research fellowship program, with nearly 200 participants and 100 poster presentations from undergraduate institutions around the state.

Poster topics from RIC spanned scientific disciplines from the physical sciences to biology and psychology. The conference helped highlight the opportunities available to undergraduate students at the college and the importance of cross-institutional scientific collaboration as a means of inspiring and connecting students within and beyond the state of Rhode Island.

The conference was sponsored by the RI Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (RI INBRE), the RI Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (RI EPSCoR), the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.