Last Tuesday, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Health and Research Society (CHARS) hosted the CALS Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Microbial Sciences Building’s first floor atrium and Ebling Symposium Center. Over 40 students presented their field and laboratory research projects through short talks and research posters.
“The symposium provides an opportunity for students to practice presenting their research in a public forum and explaining their results to others from different fields,” says Phil Gonsiska, assistant dean for academic programs and policies. “Of course, we also hope it’s an enjoyable opportunity for students to share the fruits of their hard work with their peers.”
Gonsiska notes that the event is completely student-run, which provides event-planning experience to those involved. This year’s event included a raffle, t-shirt sale and bake sale. Representatives from Covance were on hand to engage with students, and Bucky Badger even stopped by to check out the great projects!