… it’s all about science and students at the Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium. Thursday May 23rd marks the 22nd year of this annual event, named in honor of the late Karen Wetterhahn, Professor of Chemistry, and co-sponsored by the Dean of Faculty Office of Undergraduate Research, Thayer School of Engineering, Sigma Xi—the Scientific Honor Society, and the Women in Science Project. The late afternoon event unfolds in several parts:
A Keynote Address which is always really interesting (and this year looks to be no different). This year’s speaker is
Terry Plank, D’85, Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
“Under Volcanoes: What Drives Explosive Eruptions?”
Keynote Address: 4:00 PM Oopik Auditorium, Room 100 Class of 1978 Life Science Center
… followed by a terrific Undergraduate Poster Session from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. Students stand by their posters and talk informally about their research, explain their results and answer questions, while attendees wander about and eat delicious snacks.
Also during the Symposium, a team of Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Xi members will judge the senior honors thesis posters as part of the Christopher Reed Sigma Xi Poster Competition. Judging takes place during the afternoon, and awards are announced at the start of the symposium.
The winning posters are displayed in Kresge Library for the coming year (#shamelesspromotion) and we hope you’ll come see them!