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2013 Summer Research Symposium

Friday, July 26, 2013
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Bayer Learning Center & Mellon Hall of Science
Duquesne University

Download the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium book.

The 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate research in the Greater Pittsburgh area, offering an exciting opportunity for student researchers, science faculty, and area professionals to interact and share in undergraduate research.

Keynote Address

J. Karl Johnson, Ph.D.
William Kepler Whiteford Professor
Co-Director, Center for Simulation and Modeling
National Energy Laboratory Faculty Fellow
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
"Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Water Desalination: Predictions from Simulations and Experimental Confirmation"

Dr. Johnson Presentation Images

2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Schedule

9 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Bayer Learning Center Rotunda)
Poster Set-Up (Mellon Hall Patio, Academic Walk side)
10 a.m. Welcome, Dr. Philip Reeder, Dean, Bayer School of Natural and
Environmental Sciences, Duquesne University - Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
10:10 a.m Keynote Address, Dr. J. Karl Johnson - Pappert Lecture Hall
William Kepler Whiteford Professor
Co-Director, Center for Simulation and Modeling
National Energy Laboratory Faculty Fellow
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
"Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Water Desalination: Predictions from Simulations and Experimental Confirmation"
11 a.m. Plenary Session (Student Presentations) - Pappert Lecture Hall
1 p.m. Picnic Lunch - Mellon Hall Patio, Bluff Street side
2-4 p.m. Poster Session - Mellon Hall Patio, Academic Walk side

Abstracts and Poster Presentations

Undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts and present posters. Abstracts must be emailed to urp@duq.edu by Wednesday, July 10, by 5 p.m. (no exceptions). Abstracts and posters must conform to the following format:

Font: Arial 10-point
Length: Maximum of 150 words (not including titles and names)

Title of Written Abstract (in bold)
Authors (Last name, First name; Last name, First name; etc.)
Academic Department
University

Abstract: The text of your abstract goes here. Please submit abstract in Arial 10-point font. The number of words in the abstract cannot exceed 150 words. Words over this limit will be removed.

Posters must fit into a 4’ x 4’ space.

Poster-Making Skills Seminar by Dr. Stephanie Wetzel
View the PDF of Dr. Stephanie Wetzel's PowerPoint presentation from the Poster-Making seminar. Please feel free to use this as a reference when you are preparing your research poster for the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Oral Presentations

To be considered to speak of your research at the plenary session (maximum of 12 minutes), please email your proposal to urp@duq.edu. Students wishing to present oral presentations at the plenary session will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Proposals for oral presentations must be emailed to urp@duq.edu by Wednesday, July 10, by 5 p.m.

Picnic Lunch

Lunch is free of charge to all participants and guests. It is not necessary to present a poster or oral presentation in order to attend lunch.

Summer Research Symposium Deadlines

  • Abstracts and proposals for oral presentations must be emailed to urp@duq.edu by Wednesday, July 10, by 5 p.m. (no exceptions).
  • The deadline to R.S.V.P. for lunch is Friday, July 19, by noon.

Prior Symposia

For more information about the Summer Research Symposium, take a look at materials from prior symposia.

Parking

Parking is available in the Forbes Avenue Garage at Duquesne University. View our Visitor's Page for a campus map and driving directions.

Contact Information

Philip Clarke, Director of Student Services
329 Fisher Hall
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282

Phone: 412.396.4172
Fax: 412.396.4881

Email: urp@duq.edu