University-U to offer glimpse of research projects Nov. 9

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Brief talks by some of the most inspiring science and engineering researchers at Penn State will take place Nov. 9 in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium. The free event, called Discovery-U, is designed to give the public a quick and exciting glimpse into some of the research projects now underway at Penn State.

Twelve speakers in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics were selected for the event based on student nominations. The speakers will present their talks in a series of three sessions separated by breaks, beginning at 10 a.m, 11:30 p.m and 1:30 p.m. The first 25 students in the door for each session receive a Discovery-U T-shirt. Titles of some of the talks include "Zombie Ants and Famine Fields," "Boogie or Die: How Native Lizards Have Adapted to the Novel Threat Imposed by Predatory Ants" and "Unzipping the Genes of Fruitfly Chromosomes." More details, click here.

Discovery-U will be filmed and broadcast on YouTube and other websites after the event. Discovery-U is free and open to community members as well as Penn State students, alumni, faculty and staff. Advance registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

Discovery-U is a new Penn State event organized by the Graduate Women in Science student group and the Eberly College of Science office of Outreach and Science Engagement.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015