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Aug 25 / Julia Sosin

Interns present work at Joint Summer Research Symposium

On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, the RISEUP interns presented their projects at WSU’s 3rd Annual Joint Summer Research Mini Symposium. Hosted by the Office of the VP of Research and the Dept. of Physiology (many thanks to Chris Cupps for including us!), the lineup of powerpoint and poster presentations included students from various undergraduate research programs like UROP, PSL 5010, AHA Undergrad Fellows, and Project SEED. Projects were very impressive, with topics ranging from molecular biology, epidemiology, psychology, biomedical engineering, sociology, with the RISEUP interns contributing a healthy dose of environmental research.

We are pleased to report that Jonathan Witham received third place for Best Oral Presentation for his report on water conservation and green infrastructure with ECT, Inc. He is pictured below standing with Dr. Jin, Chair of the Physiology Dept. (left), and Dr. Dunbar,  Associate Vice President for for Research (right).

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After several stimulating hours of presentations, we celebrated all the interns’ accomplishments with refreshments and reflections.

Congratulations to the RISEUP interns for all their hard work, good questions, and positive energy for environmental research!

Stay¬† tuned for interns’ final reports, to be posted on our website in the upcoming month.

– Julia, RISEUP Coordinator