Emerging Caribbean Scientists Programs
35 UVI STEM Students to Present Research Sunday, Sept. 25
Fall 2011 Student Research Symposium
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thirty-five STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students at the University of the Virgin Islands will present the results of their research at the University’s 13th Annual Fall Research Symposium, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. The symposium will be held at UVI’s Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. The public is invited and encouraged to pose questions to the students about their work.
The symposium will feature 30 abstracts and poster presentations covering the following areas of research: biology (10), environmental science (8), chemistry (5), psychology (3), engineering (2), computer science (1) and physics (1). The majority of these research projects have never been presented at UVI. The majority, 63 percent of the research, was conducted at other institutions.
The symposium, sponsored by UVI’s Emerging Caribbean Scientists Programs (ECS), is designed to increase research training and promote excellence for students studying in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, psychology and nursing students. The majority of ECS activities are financially supported by federal grants, along with local grants and donors including the J. Raymond Jones Foundation and Google’s Employee Matching Program.
For more information, visit http://ecs.uvi.edu or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.