WiSE Fellows Present their Work at the 2009 Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work
The Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work provides undergraduates with the unique opportunity to exhibit and share examples of their significant research and creativity with the university community. The 11th Annual USC Undergraduate Symposium was held on Wednesday April 15th, and featured student exhibits in the categories of arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and math and engineering.
Among the presentations were several recipients of WiSE Undergraduate Research Fellowships including Marie Cuevas (Chemistry), Marlo Gawey (Earth Sciences), Sonya Hanson (Biophysics), Negar Kahen (Biology), Cara Magnabosco (Biology), Ashley Maker (Chemical Engineering), and Shelly Masuda (Environmental Engineering). Students present work in a variety of ways -- poster/panel sessions, art exhibits and electronic media. Panels of distinguished faculty judge submissions and award $1,000 first prizes and $500 second prizes in each of six categories. More than $10,000 in total prizes is given out.
An awards ceremony recognizing the most outstanding projects takes place at the end of each symposium. The ceremony's keynote address is given by USC Provost C.L. Max Nikias.
Marie Cuevas, '09 (Chemistry) received first prize in the Physical Sciences category for her research with faculty mentor, Professor Richard Brutchey. In the Fall, Marie, who was recently named a USC Renaissance Scholar for her work in Chemistry and Religion, will attend graduate school at Northwestern University.
The WiSE Program congratulates the 2008-09 WiSE Undergraduate Fellows in the USC College and the Viterbi School of Engineering on their excellent presentations!
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