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OSU-Cascades to showcase a wide range of undergraduate research at upcoming annual symposium


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- More than 80 undergraduate students from 12 degree programs at Oregon State University – Cascades will exhibit and talk about their research projects during the 11th Annual Research and Scholarship Symposium on Wednesday, May 22.

The event is free to the public and will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Charles McGrath Family Atrium in Edward J. Ray Hall.

The event celebrates OSU-Cascades students’ creativity, innovation and discovery. Twelve of the presenting students received fellowships from OSU-Cascades to pursue their work, including:

  •  Biochemistry and molecular biology major Analiska Dominguez, whose study examines gluten in foodstuffs.
  • Energy systems engineering student Gabriella Morescalchi who designed and created a prototype of a self-rotating heat exchanger.
  • Psychology major Samiera Mason who is studying social skills in preschoolers.
  • Natural resources student Luke Donaldson who used a geographic information system to map vegetation health in floodplains along the Crooked River and Whychus Creek.

In addition to research posters, students will present five-minute “lightning talks” about their projects or readings of their critical and creative writing.

The first half of the event will be devoted to research projects in the arts and humanities, biological sciences, and social and health sciences. Then, at 5:30 p.m., students in computer science, engineering, environmental sciences and natural resources will present their work.

Light refreshments will be available. Parking on campus will be free after 3 p.m. on the day of the symposium.

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