Rowan hosts 10th annual STEM symposium

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Rowan University will hold its 10th annual Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamberlain Student Center's Eynon Ballr

Rowan University will hold its 10th annual Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium on Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamberlain Student Center's Eynon Ballroom.

STEM will feature close to 75 projects completed by Rowan students and professors in, astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, physics, computer science, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, math, anthropology and psychology.

Among the highlights this year are studies on:

-- Bioethanol fermentation (alternative fuels)

-- Pancreatic pig cells to determine if they can differentiate into insulin-producers (diabetes)

-- The effects of invasive grass on salt marshes along the Delaware Bay and fiddler crab behavior

-- Prostate specific antigen (prostrate cancer)

-- An artificial intelligence program that plays chess

-- Removing arsenic from drinking water using the Chinese brake fern

-- Recycled waste in construction materials

-- Microwaves to determine the properties of skins

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