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Friday, October 5, 2012

12:00 p.m. (noon)

"First Friday" Science Seminar, Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center

Speaker: Lou Densmore, PhD

Professor and Chairman of the Biology Department at Texas Tech University

 

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Registration

Rm 220, Fox Science Building

 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Reception and Vendor Exhibit

Hors d'oeuvres served, Welcome by Dr. Margaret Wade, Instructions from Dr. Thomas Ready

Second floor, Fox Science Building

 

Registration

Rm 220, Fox Science Building

 

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Student Poster Set-Up

Fox Science Building

 

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Student Poster Session and Vendor Exhibit

Fox Science Building

 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

 (each student presentation is 12 minutes long, with 3 minutes of follow-up questions)

 

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Patio of Fox Science Building (weather permitting)

 

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Student Oral Presentations (Session I)

Fox Science Building

 

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Break

 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Student Oral Presentations (Session II)

Fox Science Building

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Panel moderated by Dr. Tracie Gibson, "What is Graduate School Like?"

Q&A from Undergraduate Students

Jack E. Brown Dining Hall

 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Plenary Speaker: Benjamin Flores, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso

Dean of Graduate School; Director of University of Texas System's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (in Research)

"The Power of Undergraduate Research: A Personal Perspective"

Densmore Auditorium (tentative)

 

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Industrial Job Fair, and Graduate School Recruitment

Fox Science Building

 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Student Oral Presentations (Session III)

Fox Science Building

 

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

 

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Student Oral Presentations (Session IV)

Fox Science Building

 

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Judges Meeting, Fox Science Building

 

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Awards Presentation

Jack E. Brown Dining Hall

 

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Travel to I-20 Wildlife Preserve in south Midland

(everyone provides their own transportation)

 

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tour of I-20 Wildlife Preserve, limited to first 200 registrants

(FREE: Pre-registration required)

 

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Chuckwagon Dinner at the I-20 Wildlife Preserve, limited to first 200 registrants

(FREE: Pre-registration required)

 

 


 

stem2012 West Texas STEM Undergraduate Research Conference

October 5-6, 2012

Midland College

3600 N. Garfield Street, Midland, Texas

 

Contact: Dr. Margaret Wade, Dean of Math and Science Division

Midland College • (432) 685-4615 • mwade@midland.edu

 

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