Center for Protease Research hosts research poster session
The Center for Protease Research held its annual “Undergraduate Research Poster Session” Aug. 4 in the Memorial Union. Thirty students presented posters on their scientific research performed at NDSU.
The presenters included 13 students visiting campus on a 10-week fellowship sponsored by the center. The students come from around the country to participate in the center’s summer research program funded by the National Institutes of Health. The competitive program brings outstanding students to NDSU to experience scientific research in state-of-the-art laboratory settings. Outreach to students is one of the center’s objectives, and program director Mukund Sibi works with faculty from four university departments to develop a strong science program.
Four presenters were local high school students who have been working in the chemistry and biochemistry department during the summer as part of the Parents’ Involvement in Children, Nurturing Intellectual Curiosity in Science (PICNICS) program, which is managed by Sivaguru Jayaraman.
At the poster session, Kevin McCaul, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, presented certificates to visiting summer students. He also presented plaques to Sibi to commemorate his receiving the College Mentoring Award and to Jayaraman, for receiving the College Teaching Award.