11/03/2011 10:34 AM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives, or OSI, and Cain Center are co-sponsoring the Triple EX (Excite, Explore & Experiment) Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the LSU Student Union. This event features nearly 100 oral and poster presentations in a competition among undergraduate researchers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines and the social sciences. These students represent universities across the state, including University of Louisiana at Monroe, Xavier University of Louisiana, McNeese State University, Southern University of Baton Rouge, Southern University of New Orleans, and LSU.
The keynote speaker for this symposium is Utpal Banerjee from the University of California,
Los Angeles. Banerjee is the Irving and Jean Stone Professor and Chair, Department
of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, a professor in the Department of Biological
Chemistry, co-director of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center and HHMI Professor.
His talk is titled “Anxious Moments of Discovery.”
“Triple EX is a phenomenal venue for showcasing and celebrating undergraduate research
conducted at colleges and universities throughout the state. A core component of
all OSI efforts and externally funded programs, undergraduate research is the ultimate
learning experience for young scholars and provides them with invaluable training
in their respective fields,” said Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives Isiah M.
Warner. “It differs from typical college coursework in that it is independent and
original work completed outside of regular class hours and requires a strong time
commitment from students. Students engaged in undergraduate research garner rich
educational experiences that train them to be emerging leaders and contributors to
the state, national and global economy.”
Opportunities for undergraduate research have existed at Louisiana universities for
more than 15 years, predominantly in the STEM disciplines. Triple Ex is open to visitors
and free of charge.
For more information, visit http://www.i3.lsu.edu/TripleEx.
Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011