A&M International Slate Science Mini-Conference Sat., Apr. 26

Texas A&M International University's College of Science and Technology will present The Second Annual Research Mini-Conference on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am - 3 pm in Bullock Hall room 114 on the University's main campus, 5201 University Boulevard.

Faculty, students and alumni from the University's College of Science and Technology and faculty from the Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Laredo will offer brief presentations on research conducted in areas including nursing, chemistry, mathematics, computer modeling, and biology. Poster presentation by A&M International faculty and students are also scheduled.

Community members who are interested in science and technology are invited to attend the free event.

Scheduled presentations include: "Student and Faculty Involvement in the South Texas Hypertension Study," presented by Natalie Burkhalter; Instructor of Nursing, and Rita Haber and Renee Moreno, A&M International nursing students, 10:15 am; "Synthesis of Imidazo-Fused Boronic Acids as Purine Analogs--Some Preliminary Observations," Dr. Anusree Ganguly, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 11 am; "On Qualitative Theory of Some Differential Equations of Population Growth," Dr. Sanjay Rai, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 11:15 am; "A Deterministic Model for Two Competing Preys with a Common Predator," Miguel San Miguel Gonzalez, A&M International alumni, 11:30 am; Geometry of Partial Differential Equations," Dr. Terrance Quinn, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 11:45 am; "On Writing in Mathematics Courses: Closing the Circuit of Understanding Mathematics by the Written Word," Dr. Firooz Khoshraviani, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computing, 1 pm; "Numerical Modeling in Computational Physics," Dr. Juan Hinojosa, Associate Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, 1:15 pm; "On the Robust Stability for a Class of Time-Delay Systems,: Gerardo Romero and Joaquin Collado, Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Laredo, 1:30 pm.; "Using Symmetry to Better Understand Two-Dimensional Melting," Dr. Michael Roth, Assistant Professor of Physics, 1:45 pm; "Programmed DNA Rearrangements in Symbiotic Anabaena," Carlos Morales and Raje Guntnur, A&M International alumni, 2 pm; "The HB101: A Mysterious Threonine Requirement Introduced by Tomato PRO1," Dr. Mario Garcia-Rios, Assistant Professor of Biology, 2:15 pm.

After the presentations, audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet with presenters.

Poster presentations, to be held from 12 - 1 pm, include "Genetic Diversity of Vitis (Grape) in South Texas," Jose Luis Egremy, A&M International student; "Using Symmetry to Better Understand Two Diensional Melting," Dr. Michael Roth, Assistant Professor of Physics; "Genetic Diversity of Halophia Engelmannii (marine clover grass) in South Texas Estuaries," Dr. Jerilyn Jewett-Smith, Assistant Professor of Biology; "Lack of Evidence for Synergistic Binding of Pesticides to Mannalian Estrogen Receptors," Dr. John Smith, Assistant Professor of Biology; "Plants of Webb County" and "Genetic Diversity of Retama in Webb County," Plant Taxomony Class, A&M Intetnational; and "Soil Composition Preferred by Tamaulipan Thorn Scrub Members," "Soil Composition Preferred By Cenizo in Webb County," "Distribution of the Imported Fire Ant on the A&M International Campus," and "Physical and Chemical Profiles of Iron Pasture Tank," Ecology Class, A&M International University.

For additional information on the Second Annual Research Mini Conference at A&M International April 26, please contact the University's College of Science and Technology at 326-2445.

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