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Cutting-edge research on display at inaugural UCI graduate student symposium

April 10, 2014

EVENT :  The global impact of graduate and professional students’ research will be highlighted at the first UC Irvine Associated Graduate Students Symposium.                              

WHEN/WHERE:  9 a.m.‑6 p.m. Friday, April 18, UCI Student Center (grid E8, bldg. 113 on campus map.

INFORMATION:  The symposium is free and open to the public, with advance or day-of registration required. Parking is available for $10 in the Student Center Parking Structure.

Media planning to attend should contact Justin Chung at 440-382-8882 or president@ags.uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS:

9 a.m.        Keynote address by geneticist Arthur Riggs

9:45 a.m.   Student research presentations

4:30 p.m.   Reception

BACKGROUND:  UCI graduate students will present 10-minute talks aimed at a general audience about how their research is influencing everything from the development of emerging technology to disease prevention and social policy.

The event features a keynote address by molecular biologist and DNA research pioneer Arthur Riggs and cash prizes for outstanding student presentations. Local sponsors include Microsemi, Edwards Lifesciences and Google.

For more information, visit www.ags.uci.edu/ags-symposium.