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Event showcases undergraduate research

September 18, 2008

The broad range of academic inquiry being pursued by undergraduates at Wake Forest University will be on display during an undergraduate research symposium from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26  in Rooms 401, 407 and 409 at the Benson University Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

More than 80 research projects will be presented through poster exhibits and oral presentations.  About 20 departments across campus will be represented at the symposium, with projects from the physical and social sciences, languages and the arts,  spanning the ancient to the contemporary and the local to the international.

Examples include a study of organic farming and agrotourism in Vancouver, British Columbia; an examination of religious architecture in Italy; a study of investor behavior in the Shanghai Stock Exchange; an assessment of cardiovascular risk in collegiate football players and non-athletes; an examination of how reforms in Bosnia-Herzegovina are influencing health care development; and a mathematical analysis of different voting systems.

The event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center (UCREA), which was established to promote undergraduate research and creative activity across the College of Arts & Sciences at Wake Forest and to foster collaboration among faculty and undergraduate students.

For more information, call (336) 758-5568.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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