Rowan University students present cutting-edge research at the 17th Annual STEM Student Research Symposium


A record-number 117 teams of Rowan University, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) and Cooper Medical School at Rowan University (CMSRU) students and professors will present research conducted throughout the academic year at the University’s 17th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m.—3:15 p.m. 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 other related fields.

The schedule is as follows:

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 topics as local as the turtles of Rowan and as distant as the sustenance patterns of prehistoric Chileans. Other topics include a brain-computer interface for communication, hydrogels for drug delivery, alternative energy sources and Mars.

Some research will be presented in topic clusters including: two biomedical research clusters, an energy research cluster, a pharmaceutical research cluster and a computer games and applications cluster.

The STEM symposium represents an overview of the research conducted in several colleges on the campus, SOM and CMSRU. It serves as the capstone presentation for projects explored during the entire academic year.

This year, South Jersey Industries and the Rowan University Society of Women Engineers are the major financial sponsors of the STEM symposium.