Student Research Day will be held on April 16th at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building.
Student Research Day is a student run and organized event oriented towards providing a rare opportunity for our graduate students to present their innovative work to the general public. This is an opportunity for students to interact with the local community to create lasting connections and collaborations. There will be a scientific conference style 15 minute presentation and poster session, and more entrepreneurially focused five minute talks.
Gary Oppedahl, serial entrepreneur and Director of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department, will give a keynote speech at 1 PM, as well as several local scientists from Sandia National Laboratories and the Air Force Research Laboratory to introduce topic sessions for oral presentations. Dr. Ronen Polsky from Sandia will lead off with a presentation on Transdermal Microneedle Sensors, and Dr. Kyle Hornton from AFRL concluding the morning session. The poster session will follow after, allowing small group interaction with students, as well as a catered lunch. Dr. Eric Spoerke and Dr. Gabe Montano will follow Director Oppedahl in our afternoon session. The evening will conclude with lightning talks and a catered banquet.
The Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Associations are organizing Student Research Day this year, and are sponsored by four departments at the University of New Mexico, including the Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering (NSME), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), and Chemical and Chemical Biology (CCB). They are providing our judges, as well as helping fund food and free parking.
The event will take place at the UNM Student Union Building (SUB), 3rd floor, in the following meeting rooms: Acoma A & B for the poster session, and Fiesta A & B for our oral presentations. The SUB is located in quadrant M16 as building 60. Parking will be provided in lot A which is located in quadrant O17.
Take this opportunity to enjoy the food and bar, take in the current research, and network with the local science and business community. If you are planning to attend either lunch and/or dinner we would like for you to RSVP at the following link.