Introduction

The purpose of the Student Research Symposium (SRS) is to showcase both undergraduate and graduate science research in a relaxed, interdisciplinary setting. Any science student involved in research is encouraged to give a poster presentation at this event.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Fritsch 2017

Title: A New Age of Species Discovery

About The Speaker

Dr. Peter Fritsch holds two titles at BRIT - Vice President of Research and Director of the Herbarium. As Vice President of Research, Dr. Fritsch is charged with the oversight, represention, and development of BRIT’s various research programs in botanical science. As the Director of Herbarium, he is responsible for the care and development of BRIT’s over one million herbarium specimens. In addition, Dr. Fritsch conducts his research program on plant diversity, comparative morphology, and biogeography, with a focus on the heath family (Ericaceae) and its relatives. He also continues his passion for biodiversity, conservation, and capacity-building work both nationally and internationally. Current projects include work in China, the Philippines, and Borneo, in addition to Texas.

Participation

Participation in the Symposium will offer students practical experience in giving presentations in a professional but relaxed setting. It will also be a fun social event where students can learn about research happening in other departments. There will also be live entertainment, free food, and awards.

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