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Ohio Wesleyan Science Research Symposium Set for Sept. 15

September 8, 2008

DELAWARE, OHIO – From investigations of “tip of the tongue” and memory, to gravity’s effect on plants, to environmentally friendly chemical catalysts, Ohio Wesleyan students will share results of their recent research at noon Sept. 15 in the atrium of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St. The event is free and open to the public.

Overall, 44 young scientists, including five visiting students, will present information during Ohio Wesleyan’s 16th annual Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium. Their research will be summarized in poster format, and students will be on hand to answer questions about their 10-week research projects.

Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones, Ph.D., said those who attend the symposium will be impressed by the breadth and depth of the student research.

“The quality of the research is reflected in the fact that many student participants are invited to present their results at national conferences, and some have their results published in highly regarded journals,” Jones said. “These programs set OWU as a leader among liberal arts institutions in undergraduate education in the sciences and allow students to complement their work during the academic year with focused, independent research that prepares them well for graduate school and careers in science.”

For more information about the summer science research symposium, visit ssrp.owu.edu.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.