From health to computer games, Rowan science and technology symposium showcases cutting-edge research

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More than 110 teams of Rowan University and School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) students and professors, the largest number ever, will present research conducted throughout the academic year at the University’s 16th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 26, in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

More than 110 teams of Rowan University and School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) students and professors, the largest number ever, will present research conducted throughout the academic year at the University’s 16th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 26, in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center, Rt. 322, Glassboro.

The STEM conference recognizes the year’s work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related fields.

The schedule is:

Session I:             9–10:45 a.m.

Session II:             11:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Session III:             1:30–3:15 p.m.

Presentations include such topics as age and memory in homing pigeons, Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, back disc tissue regeneration, hydrogels for drug delivery, prostate cancer research, wall lizards invading New Jersey, antimicrobial research, computer games, Mars and numerous other topics.

The STEM symposium represents an overview of the research conducted in several colleges on the campus and at SOM and is the capstone for projects explored during the entire academic year.

STEM is sponsored by South Jersey Industries, Folsom; the Rowan University Allied Health Club; the Rowan University Pre-Health Society; and the Rowan University Society of Women Engineers.

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