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UNM Biology Annual Research Day

A Research Day Poster Presentation26th Annual Research Days
Thursday, March 30 &
Friday, March 31, 2017

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


This year's Keynote Speaker will be DR. JONATHAN T. OVERPECK, Director, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona, Tucson; University Director, Southwest Climate Science Center; Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Professor; and Regents Professor of Geosciences, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences. He will speak on “New Perspectives on Future Climate Change Risk and Ecosystem Change.”

Presentation Schedules

Poster Printing Instructions

Event Schedule

Beginning in the morning on Wednesday, March 29th (for Judges' Preview) through Research Day on Friday, March 31st, student posters will be displayed in the first-floor and basement hallways of Castetter Hall.

Thursday's schedule is:

8:30–9:30 a.m. Check In at the Registration Desk, foyer, Castetter Hall.
9:30–11:30 a.m. Student Poster Presentations and Judging (odd-numbered), first floor & basement
hallways of Casetter Hall.
1:00–3:20 p.m. Student Poster Presentations and Judging (even-numbered), first floor & basement
hallways of Casetter Hall.
3:30 p.m.. Departmental Research Presentation “The Avian Tree of Life in the Phylogenomics Era” by Michael Andersen, UNM Biology Assistant Professor, 100 Castetter Hall.
4:30–6:00 p.m. Open House and Grand Opening of the Division of Genome Resounces in Castetter Hall & in the Museum of Southwestern Biology (CERIA, Bldg. 83).

Friday's schedule is:

8:30–9:30 a.m. Check In at the Registration Desk, foyer, Castetter Hall.
9:00–Noon Student Oral Presentations, Session 1,
55 Castetter Hall.
11:45 a.m.–
1:00 p.m.
▪ Lunch, Basement & Courtyard of Castetter Hall.
BGSA Lunch with Keynote Speaker, 107 Castetter Hall.
1:00–3:15 p.m. Student Oral Presentations, Session 2,
51 Castetter Hall.
1:00–3:15 p.m. Student Oral Presentations, Session 3,
55 Castetter Hall.
3:30–5:15 p.m. Room 102 (auditorium) of the Science & Math Learning Center (SMLC, Bldg. 14):
Brief Introduction by Dr. William Pockman, Professor & Chair of the UNM Biology.
Brief Remarks by Dr. Craig White, UNM Acting Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker by Dr. William T. Pockman, UNM Professor & Chair of Biology.
Keynote Lecture, Dr. Jonathan T. Overpeck, “New Perspectives on Future Climate Change Risk and Ecosystem Change.”
Brief Remarks by Dr. Mark Peceny, UNM Arts & Sciences Dean.
Scholarship Awards by Dr. William Pockman, Chair & Professor of UNM Biology.
5:15–8:00 p.m. Reception for our Keynote Speaker, Silent Auction, and Research Day Awards Ceremony, foyer, Room 102 (auditorium) and Room 120 of the Science & Math Learning Center (SMLC, Bldg. 14)

2016 Research Day Hallway

2016 Research Day BGSA Sales


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





2017 Research Day Committee Members

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

Emily Arzate
Dr. Ben Hanelt
Joanne Kuestner
Dr. Steve Poe
Catherine St. Clair
Kelsey Cook, BGSA
Kellen Paine, BGSA

Updated March 22, 2017