Office of Undergraduate Research Summer EXPO to be held July 24

Hundreds of students will present academic pursuits in cutting-edge research topics.

expo 2015Hundreds of UAB students will present academic pursuits in cutting edge research topics.The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of Undergraduate Research will host nearly 200 student presentations during its Summer Expo on Friday, July 24. 

The EXPO celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship by showcasing the academic endeavors of undergraduate students covering more than three-quarters of the majors offered at UAB. Undergraduates will have the opportunity to present what they have learned through their research experiences to an audience. This event also provides a forum for students, faculty and the community to discuss cutting-edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education.

This year’s EXPO will feature a keynote address by Daniel Bullard, Ph.D., director of genetics, genome and bioinformatics in UAB’s Department of Genetics. He will discuss strategies that can be implemented to increase competitiveness for students as they aim to be accepted into top biomedical graduate programs.

Registration, poster setup and student presentations will be held from 7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Campus Recreation Center, 1401 University Blvd. The keynote address will be held at Heritage Hall in Room 102 at 11 a.m. followed by the awards ceremony.