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Undergraduates to hold research symposium, March 31, April 3

Undergraduates from across the science and engineering disciplines at Princeton will participate in a student-led research symposium on Wednesday, March 31, and Saturday, April 3.

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is intended to counter a trend toward "partitioning science and engineering students into narrow disciplines and insulating them from the larger consequences of their work," according to junior Jordan Paul Amadio, founder and current chair of symposium.

The symposium begins Wednesday with a poster session at which nearly 40 students will display their research before a panel of judges. Five winning entries will be selected for oral presentations and further judging on Saturday.

The poster session on Wednesday will be open to the public from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the lobby of Schultz Lab. The symposium on Saturday is scheduled for 1 to 4:30 p.m. in 302 Frist Campus Center. The Saturday symposium also will feature a keynote talk by Edward Taylor, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Organic Chemistry Emeritus, and a panel discussion on "What Can Research Do For Your Life After Princeton?"

The event is supported by Princeton University's Council on Science and Technology and the campus science and engineering departments. A total of $4,000 in prizes will be awarded to student participants.

Further details are available on the Undergraduate Research Symposium Web site .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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