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Southwestern Students Present Research On Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, April 19, 2005, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will welcome 60 undergraduate students from across the nation to Capitol Hill to present the results of their independent research in science, engineering and mathematics.

They will display their research posters to members of Congress, federal agency funding officers and invited guests. The press is invited to meet the students and view the posters.

Southwestern senior chemistry majors Sarah Sher and Blithe Casterline are two of the 60 students presenting at the Capitol session. The students were competitively chosen from several hundred applicants. The National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA and many other agencies–federal, state and private–have funded the research.

CUR is a national professional association representing faculty and administrators at nearly 1000 academic institutions. CUR, and their governmental and private partners, facilitates collaborative research by students and their faculty mentors. CUR works to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to learn science by doing it. It also provides faculty with opportunities to integrate research into their teaching. Students with research experience as undergraduates go on to leadership positions throughout our society.