Hundreds of students will present their research projects at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday, Nov. 18 as part of the Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR).
The annual conference received more than 800 research abstract submissions and more than 600 projects will be presented at the conference. Among the oral and poster presentation topics will be:
- Utilizing Orange Pomace for Food and Packaging Applications
- Are Universal Human Rights Laws Globally Applicable to Combat Cultural Pathways that Lead to Modern Day Slavery?
- Decentralized Off-Grid Wastewater Treatment
- Drone Detection Using Acoustic Harmonics
- A Culture of Health: Herbal Remedies in the Peruvian Highlands
- Aggression among Adolescents through Cross-Cultural Research Methods
- Adolescents’ Experiences of Loneliness at School
- From Sequence to Activity: Synthetic Neurotoxicity Peptides from Fish-Hunting Cone Snails
“SCCUR is an excellent opportunity to see the amazing work and talent in the local area,” says Winny Dong, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at Cal Poly Pomona, where she is also a professor in chemical and materials engineering.
“For students, being able to do hands-on research helps them become more excited about their field and is one of the best ways for them to discover what’s is like to be a professional in their discipline,” says Dong. “Research helps students transition from thinking of themselves as a student studying biology to seeing themselves as biologists.”
Attendees can view the conference program to search for project presentations in their areas of interest or attend the closing ceremony, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Bronco Student Center, where five exemplary presentations will be given.
For more information on the conference, visit www.sccur.org.