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2015 plenary speaker, Professor Roy Zent
2015 Berea College Research Symposium
The Berea Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS), held this fall the weekend after the Berea College Trustees visit campus. This has been organized by the science programs in the past but participation is open to all members of the college community. In recent years we have structured the symposium with both talks and poster presentations as well as a plenary session.
The program for Fall 2015 will be held on Friday, October 23rd. The 2015 BURS will start in the afternoon with student oral presentations, continue with student poster presentations, and end with a plenary talk by Roy Zent, MD, PhD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Professor Zent works in the Nephrology and Hypertension Division of the School of Medicine and his research works on the basic role of integrins in epithelial cell biology. He also collaborates with Dr. Charles Sanders performing structural functions on integrins using NMR spectroscopy. Students and faculty interested in attending or participating in the 2015 BURS should either contact Jay Baltisberger or Anes Kovacevic of the chemistry program. Alternatively a student may elect to register online via the link on the Chemistry department web server.
We will start at 2:30 PM with two simultaneous oral presentation sessions (15 minutes each) in rooms 101 and 106 of the Science Building. The sessions are grouped by theme as much as possible. The poster session starts at 3:30 and is held in the lobby of the science building with posters from various fields (previous posters from chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, sociology, education, African American Studies, economics, industrial arts, computer science, physical education & health, and mathematics). All students who pursued substantial research projects over the previous year are encouraged to present their research.
We have been hosting the BURS since 2001 and have records of participants going back to 2007 online (see links to the left).
On-line registration link for BURS
Regstration for the 101st Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting should follow this link KAS Registration
The following students have registered to do presentations for 2015

Oral Presentations

# Name Title Major
1 Kodey Blankenship Solid-state NMR Study of Crystalline Pyrophosphate Salts abstract chemistry