High School Students Nationwide to Present Research

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology, known for hands-on education and undergraduate research, will host a national high school research
symposium June 11-14. Fifty-seven sophomores and juniors from 25 schools are expected to attend the 2008 Student Research Symposium of the National
Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology on the Melbourne campus. The Office of Admission and College of Science
will co-host the event. They welcome the public to the poster presentation in the Hartley Room, Denius Student Center, on June 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. when
students will describe their research.

Students, teachers and counselors will come from such states as Utah, Texas, Virginia, New York, Michigan and Illinois.
In this annual event, students present research they have conducted during the 2007-2008 school year in a non-competitive collegial environment.

Research project titles include “Treatments for Malaria Eradication” “Weeds: A Gardeners Worst Nightmare,” “Efficient Concentrator for Solar Cell Systems,”
“Make a Pitch for Wind Power,” “An Investigation of the Water Quality of the Pagan River,” “Artificial Blood Goes from Science Fiction to Fact,” and
“Perceptual Cues of Social Grouping.”
“This is not a competition at all,” said Judi Marino, Florida Tech director of international and transfer enrollment. “The students’ reward is the
opportunity to present their research and enjoy the camaraderie of other student researchers in a dynamic University environment.”

The public is invited to the student’s poster presentation session in the Hartley Room of the Denius Student Center on Thursday, June 12, 1-2:30 pm. For
more information, contact Marino at (321) 674-7227.

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