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Office of Undergraduate Research hosts 3rd Annual STEM Conference sponsored by ExxonMobil

The Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research will host the Texas STEM Conference sponsored by ExxonMobil, “Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM”, Oct. 3 in the Setzer Student Center. This is the third year the Office of Undergraduate Research has hosted the conference. The conference designed for undergraduate students begins at 8 a.m. and continues to 5 p.m. 

Students at last years conferenceThe Texas STEM Conference provides a platform to bring together a diverse audience of intellectuals in STEM fields for discussion and debate in a wide range of topics. Student abstracts must be submitted by Sept. 21 and the registration deadline for the conference is Sept. 25. It is open to students and faculty from all colleges and universities working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

“This conference gives students an opportunity to share their research from 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.”

“We are looking forward to expanding on last year’s successful conference,” Das said. More than 120 students from Texas and Louisiana attended last year’s conference. “We encourage attendance from administrators and faculty from the STEM disciplines in addition to participation by the selected presenters, peers and colleagues.”

During the day, exhibitors and speakers will present STEM initiatives, and share innovative research and ideas, Das said. The conference will cover a broad range of topics and provide a venue for highlighting innovative strategies and practices for not only Lamar University STEM researchers, but also researchers, at all levels, across Texas, he said.

“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, email, call (409) 880 8430.