Rowan symposium showcases cutting-edge research in numerous disciplines

Rowan symposium showcases cutting-edge research in numerous disciplines

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More than 229 students/teams will showcase their cutting-edge research during the Rowan University Student Scholars Symposium (RUSSS), formerly the STEM Symposium, sponsored by South Jersey Gas, on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday and during five sessions starting at 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. and noon and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center, Rt. 322, Glassboro. The event also will include performances in Student Center Room 221 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

RUSSS recognizes the year’s work in numerous disciplines, representing an overview of the research conducted in several colleges and the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. It is the capstone for projects explored during the entire academic year.

Research covers such diverse topics as mapping Mars, surgical implants to reduce infection, aging in homing pigeons, antibiotics, cancer and sepsis treatment, an earthquake shield, vehicular emissions’ impact on Camden residents, machine learning, minorities in higher education, Antarctic ice shelf stability, social media use by college students and children of incarcerated parents.