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Graduate students earn conference funds


March 29, 2007

School of Life Sciences (SOLS) graduate students Mike Butler, Nathan Morehouse, Jonathon Douglas, Lisa Taylor, Melissa Meadows and Matthew Toomey have been awarded $29,000 to develop the first SOLS Frontiers in Science Conference to be held at ASU.

The winning proposal: “Iridescence: more than meets the eye” was chosen for its innovative approach, cutting-edge research and speakers, and community outreach.

This international conference will provide opportunities to ASU and visiting graduate students for close interactions with globally recognized speakers in nanotechnology, material sciences, biology and education.

The conference, sponsored by the School of Life Sciences, will be staged in February and will include a range of activities, such as research symposia, plenary talks from invited speakers, and poster sessions along with public exhibitions involving dance and fashion in collaboration with artists from the Herberger College of the Arts.

The Frontiers in Life Sciences Conference Series occurs annually and is meant to showcase the interdisciplinary research of SOLS students and faculty and to connect that work with that of colleagues within and beyond ASU.

The conference also seeks to communicate the excitement of new discovery to students and the general public.