TAMIU's College of Science and Technology to Host Research Conference April 19

On Friday, April 19 Texas A&M International University will hold the seventh annual College of Science and Technology Research Conference. A&M International students and faculty, participants from area high schools, and colleges and universities from Texas and Mexico will present their research findings. The conference will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Western Hemispheric Trade Center rooms 111, 103, 104 and 125.

Omar González, instructor and chair of the research conference committee, said organizers expect a large turn out, including international participation.

"Last year, six persons from Nuevo Laredo were able to participate. This year we expect many more because our liaison from the Instituto Tecnológico de Nuevo Laredo has invited all of the city institutions to make presentations. Currently, at least five institutions are planning on presenting," González said.

Current topics to be presented come from the areas of biology, chemistry, health science, earth and planetary sciences, environmental science, nursing, mathematics, physics, technology and engineering. Although most presentations will be about academic research, González welcomed submissions from the community.

"If anyone from the community would like to make a presentation about the types of research capabilities they have, that would be fine. In general, if it's a science or a technology, we invite you to make a presentation," said González.

He explained that while this is the seventh time the event has been held at the University, he expects the event to expand in the years to come.

"We'd like to make it a truly international conference. Right now, there isn't one that is international; they're either U.S., Texas or Mexico. We'd also like to make it a professional conference where the papers presented are published in one document at the end," González explained.

The final date to submit presentations is Wednesday, April 17. For more information, please contact Omar González at 326.2600, visit offices in Dr. F.M. Canseco Hall, room 205B or email omar@tamiu.edu. University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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