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UNM Biology Annual Research Day

A Research Day Poster Presentation27th Annual Research Days
Thursday, March 22 &
Friday, March 23, 2018

A Presentation of Student Research Celebrating
Discovery and Education in the Biological Sciences

This year, our Keynote Speaker is DR. THOMAS SWETNAM, Regents’ Professor of Dendrochronology Emeritus, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Jemez Mountains Tree-Ring Lab, Jemez Springs, New Mexico. (Short CV.) He will talk about "Multi-Century Tree-Ring Perspectives of Human, Climate and Forest Interactions in New Mexico."


Program & Abstracts

Event Schedule

Beginning on the morning of Wednesday, March 21st (for Judges' Preview) through Research Day on Friday, March 23rd, student posters will be displayed in the first-floor and basement hallways of Castetter Hall.

Thursday's schedule is:

3:30 p.m. Departmental Research Presentation, "Of Mosquitoes and Men: Modeling the Ecology of Dengue and Zika Viruses," by Dr. Helen Wearing, Castetter Room 100.
4:30 p.m. Scholarship Awards, by Dr. William Pockman, Chair & Professor of UNM Biology.
4:45–6:30 p.m. Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) Open House, CERIA (Bldg. 83).

Friday's schedule is:

NOTE: The Keynote Lecture, the Reception and the Silent Auction will be held in the Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom B & C. There will be d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

8:30–9:30 a.m. Check In at the Registration Desk, foyer, Castetter Hall.
9:00–10:45 a.m. Student Oral Presentations, 12 talks in two concurrent sessions, 51 & 57 Castetter Hall.
11:00 a.m.–
12:30 p.m.
Student Poster Presentations,
Session 1, First Floor of Castetter West-wing Hallways.
1:30 p.m.
▪ Lunch, Basement & Courtyard of Castetter Hall.
BGSA Lunch with Keynote Speaker, 107 Castetter Hall.
1:30–3:00 p.m. Student Poster Presentations,
Session 2, First Floor of Castetter West-wing Hallways.
4:00–5:00 p.m.

Keynote Lecture, SUB Ballroom B:
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker by Dr. William T. Pockman, UNM Professor & Chair of Biology.
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Thomas Swetnam.
Presentation of a Gift of Appreciation to Dr. Swetnam by Dr. Robert B. Waide, Professor of UNM Biology & Co-Chair of the 2018 Research Day Committee.

5:00–8:00 p.m. Reception and the Silent Auction, SUB Ballroom C.

Research Day Hallway

Research Day BGSA Sales

The Biology Department apparel will be available at the BGSA Sales Table.

2018 Research Day Committee Members

Co-Chair:   Dr. Robert Waide
Co-Chair:   Dr. Dorothy Scholl
Abstracts & Program: Anne Rice
Web Page: Anne Rice

Dr. Donna George
Dr. Ben Hanelt
Joanne Kuestner
Catherine St. Clair
Aurora Kraus, BGSA
Diana Macias, BGSA

Updated March 19, 2018