Undergraduate research showcase is April 18

Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC), an annual, juried showcase of outstanding student research, is April 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center ballroom. All are welcome. The event includes a research poster session, documentary films, an art exhibition, oral presentations and a writing contest. Students will compete for prizes sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Documentary films will be shown in LSC 308. One is called "Redefining Normal," and focuses on individuals with disabilities. Another is "Climb," and is about climbers as athletes. Oral presenters will touch on topics ranging from electorates to influenza to snowmelt patterns. Others presentations will detail research and community outreach efforts. An awards ceremony April 25 from 5-7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center ballroom will cap this year's CURC. The ceremony's keynote speech, April 25 at 5 p.m., will be delivered by Doug Ming, chief scientist for the astromaterials research and exploration science division at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Ming will also speak April 26 at 7 p.m. on "Curiosity on Mars: Trailblazing the Path for Humans," in Plant Sciences C101.

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