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Media Invited to Cover UVI Summer Research Symposium

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Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the 12th Annual Summer Research Symposium. The Symposium takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, in the first-floor conference room of the Administrative and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus. 

The goal of the summer symposium is to showcase student research at the University of the Virgin Islands as well as other institutions. Approximately 17 undergraduate students will make poster presentations displaying the results of their research experiences working directly with a range of researchers during this past summer and academic year. UVI students on both campuses were involved. Some of their topics include: 


  • Lionfish Invasion
  • Parasite Burdens of Hair Sheep Lambs
  • The Extraction, Quantification and Toxicity of Citral from Lemongrass
  • Antioxidant Activity of Herbs and Spices
  • Telescopes & Limiting Magnitudes
  • Weather Patterns and Erosion in the USVI
  • Cybersecurity and Malware
  • Intimate Partner Abuse of Women in the Virgin Islands 
  • Conch Locomotion
  • The Cultivation of Thalassia Testudinum and Halophila Stipulacea For Conservation
  • Motivation in Learning: Game-based vs. Traditional

 What:             12th Annual Summer Research Symposium

When:             Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

Where:           Administrative and Conference Center – St. Thomas Campus

Time:              1 to 3 p.m.

Contact:         Public Relations (340) 693-1057 or pr@uvi.edu