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WIU Hosts Illinois Student Research Conference March 28

February 21, 2008

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and chemistry department will host the 19th annual Illinois Student Research Conference Friday, March 28 on the Macomb campus.

Conference registration will begin at 12 p.m., and the poster and podium presentations will be at 1 p.m. in the University Union Sandburg Lounge. The keynote address, featuring David Stanley, acting director of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service's National Center for Agricultural Research Utilization in Peoria, will be at 6 p.m. during the banquet in the University Union Lamoine room. The conference will conclude at 9:30 p.m.

"The Illinois Student Research Conference is designed to focus on the research of both undergraduate and graduate level students," said Inessa Levi, CAS dean. "Our participation in this important state conference demonstrates the College's and University's ongoing commitment to providing students with quality research opportunities."

Students from all disciplines are invited to present their research by oral presentation or poster presentation.

The conference, which began in 1990, traditionally involves Eastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Governors State University and Chicago State University. However, students and faculty from other educational institutions are invited to attend, explained Jenq-Kuen "Jack" Huang, WIU associate professor of biochemistry and conference organizer.

Registration is $40 for students and $60 for faculty. The fee includes abstract proceedings, the Friday night banquet and keynote address, break refreshments and overnight lodging for out-of-town registrants.

To register or to submit a research abstract by the Friday, Feb. 29 deadline, contact Huang at 309/298-1207.

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