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USA/USM/SELU Research Mini-Conference

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Friday, April 12, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The faculty members from USM, the University of Southern Alabama (USA), and the Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU) organize the 31st  mini-conference on undergraduate research in Science and mathematics.

The 31st mini-conference will be a regional one-day meeting, featuring research presentations in science and mathematics from students and faculty from universities in the Gulf Coast area.

A principal goal of this conference is to involve undergraduate students in research and provide an opportunity for them to present their work. There is no conference fee, and a free lunch will be provided to all participants.

We encourage interested faculty and students, including those who may not want to present, to attend and learn more about research going on in our Gulf area.

Mini-Conference Attendees

Event Details

When: Friday, April 12, 2024. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Central Time)

Where: The University of Southern Mississippi at Hub Room G in the Thad Cochran Center Building

Contact: If you have questions, email zhifu.xieFREEMississippi.


Schedule and Abstracts

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9:00 a.m.
  • Welcome remarks by Dr. Theofanis Kitsopoulos
  • Group photo
9:20 a.m.

Faculty and student presentation

  • 9:20: Dr. James Cho (SELU)
  • 10:00: Anzhelika Vasilyeva (USM)
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m.

Student Presentations (3):

  • 10:30: Cassie Owens (SELU)
  • 10:45: Cassie Owens and Kara Barbier (SELU)
  • 11:00: Abel Gurung (USM)
11:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.

Student Presentations (2):

  • 11:30: Courtney Francois (USM)
  • 11:45: Noah Frost (USA)
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Lunch break (Lunch is provided)

1:30 p.m.

Student presentations (3):

  • 1:30: Franissa Simon (USM)
  • 1:45: Luke Fontan (USM)
  • 2:00: Rebecca Scariano (USM)
2:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

2:30 p.m.

Student Presentations (3):

  • 2:30: John Clark (USA)
  • 2:45: Morgan Wilson (USM)
  • 3:00: Jacob Gardner (USM)
3:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:30 p.m.

Student presentations (2):

  • 3:30: Christopher Anderson (SELU)
  • 3:45: Manitejus Kotikalapudi (USM)
4:00 p.m.

Closing Remark by Dr. Bernd Schroeder
Conference ends