Bayer School’s Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium Set for Friday

The Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (BSNES) isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic stop it from hosting another successful Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Dr. Allison Roessler
Dr. Allison Roessler

The 23rd annual symposium will be held virtually and feature the work of 47 students through four poster sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 31. Presentations will cover a variety of scientific topics, including COVID-19.

Using Zoom technology, the event will feature four concurrent “poster rooms” in which students will deliver 10-minute presentations. The format allows viewers to “move” from one poster room to another during the sessions. Zoom links will be available on the symposium website Thursday.

“We’ve been really pleased with the work of the students during this unprecedented time,” Philip Clarke, director of student services at BSNES, said. “We look forward to showcasing their research through the symposium.”

In addition, Dr. Allison Roessler, assistant professor in chemistry at Oglethorpe University, will deliver the virtual keynote address at 1 p.m. A 2014 alumna of the undergraduate research program, she recently completed her doctoral degree in physical chemistry and scientific computing at the University of Michigan.