SYMPOSIUM: Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences

Ron Mumme rmumme at alleg.EDU
Wed Oct 6 19:39:49 EST 1993


                    A Symposium
   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
             Saturday, October 30, 1993
                 Allegheny College
              Meadville, Pennsylvania

        Announcement and Call for Posters

Allegheny College has recently completed construction of its new biology  

facility, the Hall of Advanced Biology.  To celebrate this occasion, the  

Department of Biology is hosting a symposium on "Undergraduate Research in  

the Biological Sciences", to be held on Saturday, October 30, 1993.  The  

goal of the symposium is to address a broad spectrum of issues related to  

undergraduate research experiences in biology:

* What role should undergraduate research play in the curriculum? 

* How can we encourage our students to become actively engaged in the  

research process? 

* What are the most effective ways to foster meaningful student  

participation in faculty research?
* Can undergraduate research opportunities be helpful in attracting  

students from groups who are traditionally under-represented in science? 

* How can research experience at the undergraduate level make our students  

better prepared, not only for graduate training in biology, but also for  

positions in private industry, government, the health professions, or in  

careers outside of science? 


Highlights: 

* Presentations by Invited Speakers.  Invited speakers include  

representatives from the National Science Foundation and private industry,  

as well as research biologists with outstanding track records in fostering  

undergraduate research.
* Roundtable Discussions.  Symposium attendees are encouraged to  

participate in these open and informal discussions.  Participants can  

share their ideas and experiences concerning undergraduate research, and  

discuss issues raised by the invited speakers.  

* Contributed Poster Session: Investigative Laboratory Experiences in  

Biology.  Attendees are invited to contribute a poster describing their  

favorite investigative laboratory exercises that they use successfully in  

their own teaching.  Posters describing lab exercises that are either not  

found in standard laboratory manuals or are spin-offs of faculty or  

student research would be especially desirable.
* Workshop: Computing in the Curriculum.  In this workshop, Allegheny  

faculty and staff will describe the college's philosophy and recent  

experiences in educational computing.  Included will be demonstrations and  

discussion of faculty-designed computer applications using NeXT  

workstations. 

	
                        Schedule
               SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30,  1993
8:30-10:00 a.m.	 Registration and coffee; Self-guided tours of new  

facilities. 


10:00-10:15 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Address.  Daniel F. Sullivan,  

President, Allegheny College.

10:15-10:55 a.m.  Duncan McBride, National Science Foundation.  Research,  

Teaching, and Their Relationships.

10:55-11:35 a.m.  James M. Gentile, Dean of Natural Sciences, Hope  

College.  Parasites, Cancers, and Undergraduates.

11:35-12:15 p.m.  Sue Steven, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories.   

Doing More With Less: How a Liberal Arts Education Can Help.

12:15-1:30 p.m.	Lunch.

1:30-2:10 p.m.	Douglas W. Tallamy, Department of Entomology and Applied  

Ecology, University of Delaware.  Mating Behavior and Other Undergraduate  

Pursuits. 


2:10-2:50 p.m.	Warren G. Abrahamson, Department of Biology, Bucknell  

University.  Trophic-Level Interactions and Speciation: Goldenrods,  

Herbivores, Natural Enemies, and Undergraduates.  


2:50-3:20 p.m.	Coffee break.

3:20-5:30 p.m. 	
* Roundtable Discussions: Enhancing the Undergraduate Research Experience.
* Workshop: Computing in the Curriculum.
* Poster Session: Investigative Laboratory Experiences in Biology.

5:30-7:00 p.m.	Dinner.

7:00-8:00 p.m.	Keynote Address.  Mary E. Clutter, National Science  

Foundation.  Science at the Millennium.

8:00-8:15 p.m.	Concluding Remarks.  Daniel F. Sullivan.

Accommodations:
David Mean Inn, $41-$50,  (814) 336-1692
Days Inn of Meadville, $65-$70, (814) 337-4264
Fountainside Bed and Breakfast, $50-$55, (814) 337-7447
Super 8 Motel, $46-$50, (800) 848-8888

For additional information on the symposium, please contact:  Ronald L.  

Mumme, Department of Biology, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA  16335.   

Telephone: (814) 332-2382.  Electronic mail: rmumme at alleg.edu.

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   Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences
         Allegheny College, October 30, 1993
                 REGISTRATION FORM

_____ Number of persons attending (No charge)

_____ Number of luncheon tickets @ $8/person*  $ ______

_____ Number of dinner tickets @ $10/person*   $ ______

      Total (please make check payable to
      Allegheny College)                       $ ______

* Vegetarian dishes will be available. 


Name: __________________________________________________

Institution: ___________________________________________

________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________

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Telephone: _____________________________________________	

Electronic mail:  ______________________________________


I would like to contribute to the poster session on Investigative  

Laboratory Experiences in Biology: 


Yes _____   No _____

Title of Poster:________________________________________

________________________________________________________

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Please respond by October 25, 1993.  Luncheon and dinner tickets will NOT  

be available after that date.  Mail completed application form and  

remittance to:

Undergraduate Research Symposium
Department of Biology
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA  16335



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