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Nationwide Scholars Exchange Ideas @ ASU's Research Symposium
- Learn How Nanotechnology Can Help Fight Your Kid's Strep Throat -
- How Does Forensic Fiber Analysis Really Help Solve Homicides -
- Yale Scholar Discusses Harnessing Solar Fuel to Lower Your Power Bill -

WHAT: Scholars from Across the Nation Exchange Ideas @ ASU's Annual Research Symposium.
WHEN: Wednesday-Thursday (March 15-16), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
WHERE: ASU's John Garrick Hardy Student Center Theater, across from the Acadome.

Do your news consumers want to know how science through nanotechnology can aid in the fight against their kid's Strep throat? Do they watch CSI crime dramas and ever wonder just what all of that forensic fiber analysis is really all about in solving homicides? Does water conservation make the top-ten in their quest for news or does harvesting the sun's rays into solar fuel rouse their interest as a summertime of high power bills looms upon them?

If you answered yes to just one of the above, then you have a great news story to share with your audience because EACH of those topics will be discussed as scholars from institutions from across the nation come together and exchange ideas and share creativity, science, research and knowledge this Wednesday - Thursday at Alabama State University's Annual Research Symposium.

One of the keynote speakers is a scholar with Yale University and his topic is how to make solar fuels work for us on a daily basis. ASU's own chairman of its Forensic Science department (Dr. Azriel Gorski) will discuss fiber analysis in crime scenes and that's just the start of it!

This eye-opening two-day event promotes collaborative interactions with regional, national and international colleagues and does so in an open forum, which is free and open to the public.

Send a reporter or videographer and see how it provides a forum for students, faculty and scientific staff (from a myriad of four-year institutions of higher education) present and discuss current and cutting-edge research and creative ideas, which
you may turn into a gripping news story that you or your reporters can provide.

Dr. Karyn Scissum Gunn, ASU's interim-provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said for many, the two-day event will be their first opportunity to engage in the process of discussing ideas in the way commonly known as the Socratic Method, which is a form of cooperative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking; and to draw out ideas and underlying presumptions - A great way to package a news story!

“I encourage all participants to ask questions and exchange ideas, which will help them to move forward in their science careers,” Gunn said.

The event allows participants to explore the research of their peers and engage in networking and future collaborative research.

This year, there are 76 abstracts (31 talks and 45 posters) presented by 38 research groups. The 153 authors and presentations are from 21 institutions from nine states (Connecticut, Texas, Michigan, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, New York and Alabama) and two other countries (United Kingdom and Cameroon).

The Symposium’s keynote speaker is Dr. Gary Brudvig, a professor of chemistry, molecular biophysics and biochemistry, at Yale University's prestigious Yale Energy Sciences Institute. He will discuss making solar fuel.

The symposium is presented by the ASU College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and the ASU College of Health Sciences - all very smart people who make learning interesting and innovative.

Overview of Events: For more information about the conference log onto sites.google.com/ars-2017 or for the conference booklet (It has all the interesting topics) go to
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Tuesday, March 14th 2017 at 8:10PM
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