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Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference

17th-Annual Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference
to be held March 26-27

CROPPED BRURC002 March 27, 2009
Lindsey Wilson College student Brittany Compton talks to LWC Vice President
of Academic Affairs Bettie Starr at the 16th-annual Blue Ridge Undergraduate
Research Conference. Compton was explaining research she did with fellow
LWC students Tyler McCubbins, left, and Stephanie Wilson. The students
researched "Synthetic Lethal Screen of Interacting Mutants of the SQS1 Gene
of Saccharomyes Cerevisiae."

2010 Conference Program Now Available
Click here for a PDF of the conference program. 

About the Conference
Lindsey Wilson College invites students and faculty from all disciplines to attend and participate in the Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference. The BRURC is designed to encourage undergraduates to conduct research projects by providing a high-quality, low pressure forum for presentations.

The conference begins at 1 p.m. CT on Friday, March 26 at LWC's A.P. White Campus in Columbia, Ky. 

Download and complete the 2010 Registration form and mail it to: Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference, Lindsey Wilson College, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street Columbia, Ky. 42728; fax it to (270) 384-8050, or e-mail it to by March 15.

Abstracts are due by March 10. They should be submitted electronically to  Abstracts should be 150-200 words long and include the student's name, name of the faculty adviser, and college or university.

Students can present papers or posters in their all disciplines.

Examples of Past Presentations
Presentation 1: "Synthetic Lethal Screen for Interacting Mutants of the SQS1 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae"

Presentation 2:  "Assessment of Habitat Value for Recovering Disturbed Warm-Season Grass Using Multi-Cover Habitat Assessment Model:  Northern Bobwhite"

Presentation 3:  Physical or Chemical Disturbance and Their Effect on Stem Density and Percent Cover of Warm-Season Grasses:  Management Strategies in the Green River Wildlife Management Area"

Poster 4:  Hypnosis

Poster 5:  The Search for Staph

Presentation Tips
Download "Southeastern Psychological Association Instructions for Poster Presentations."

How to Make a Poster with PowerPoint
If you have access to a printer-plotter, you can make a poster using PowerPoint

(1) Go to "Page Set Up" (Under "Design" on PowerPoint 2007)

(2) Choose "Slides Size" for Custom

(3) Choose appropriate width and length for your poster

(4) Once the set-up has been selected, insert text, pictures, charts, etc., as needed to explain your project

Hotel Options in the Columbia, Ky., Area

Columbia: Best Western Columbia, 1102 Jamestown St., Columbia, Ky. 42728; (270) 384-9744
Dreamland Motel, 510 Burkesville St., Columbia, Ky. 42728; (270) 384-2131

Russell Springs: Cumberland Lodge, 720 S Highway 127, Russell Springs, Ky. 42728; (270) 866-4208

Campbellsville: Holiday Inn Express, 102 Plantation Drive, Campbellsville, Ky. 42718; (270) 465-2727
Super 8 Campbellsville, 100 Albion Park, Campbellsville, Ky. 42718 (270) 789-0808 

Jamestown: Lake Cumberland State Resort Lure Lodge, 5465 State Park Road, Jamestown, Ky. 42629; (800) 325-1709

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