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2016 Berea College Research Symposium
The Berea Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS), held this fall the weekend before 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 2016 will be held on Friday, October 7th. The 2016 BURS will start in the afternoon with student oral presentations, continue with student poster presentations, and end with a plenary talk by Dr. Karl Dawson, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Alltech. His full biography is available in a pdf form. Karl Dawson has many responsibilities at Alltech, including handling the scientific research programs for the company. He also has an appointment at the University of Kentucky in the department of animal sciences. Some of his own personal research has focussed on altering microbial activities and digestive processes in the gastrointestinal tract of animals for improved health and performance. Students and faculty interested in attending or participating in the 2016 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).
The following students have registered to do presentations for 2016

Oral Presentations

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