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Office of Undergraduate Research hosts STEM Conference

The Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research will host the Texas STEM Conference on Oct. 4 in the Lucas Engineering Building. This is the second year the Office of Undergraduate Research has hosted the conference.

“This conference will give students an opportunity to disseminate their research conducted during the past summer,” said Kumer Das, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “It also opens doors of collaboration and interdisciplinary research. The experience of presentation influences excellence in scholarship and development.”

The conference is open to students and faculty from all colleges and universities working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Registration is due Sept. 26.

The conference will host both poster presentations and oral presentations. All conference sessions, including lunch, will be open to the general public.

Jerry Cook, professor of entomology and associate vice president for research at Sam Houston State University, is the plenary speaker for the conference. Cook previously served as a National Science Foundation program director for systematic and biological survey and inventory.

“STEM research is vital to our future—the future of our country, and the future of our students,” Das said. “We need to prepare our students for their careers and for their lives, and we can only ensure it by involving them in cutting-edge STEM research.”

For more information on the Texas STEM Conference, contact Kumer Das at (409) 880-7947 or visit https://www.lamar.edu/undergraduate-research .