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Appalachian students participate in 8th Annual State of N.C. Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

BOONE—Forty-four Appalachian State University undergraduate students representing 13 departments and programs recently participated in the 8th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium at Duke University.

Presenting their research and creative endeavors in posters, oral reports, creative expressions and interactive exhibits, students from across the state delivered 395 research and creative performance presentations. A total of 30 North Carolina academic institutions attended the symposium.

Appalachian had the second highest number of presenters, with 43. Appalachian students also displayed 11 of the 15 exhibits featured at the conference.

“It was a great meeting and our students did an outstanding job presenting their original research and discoveries and at the same time served as terrific academic ambassadors for Appalachian State University,” said Dr. Alan Utter, director of Appalachian’s Office of Student Research.

The following departments and programs participated in the symposium: biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematical sciences, music, marketing, physics and astronomy, psychology, philosophy and religion, building science, interior design and geology.

The University of North Carolina-Charlotte will host the 9th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium in November 2013.

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