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September 21, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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UT Tyler Students Participate in Annual UT-LSAMP Conference

Left-to-right: Michael Comer, Kelsey Shogren, Lauren Thomas, Dr. Jeffrey Mountain, Blake Wilson, Justin Masias, Dr. Jennifer Pearce, Bradley Martin, Audrey Hammack, Brittany Pierce

From left: Michael Comer, Kelsey Shogren, Lauren Thomas, Dr. Jeffrey Mountain, Blake Wilson, Justin Masias, Dr. Jennifer Pearce, Bradley Martin, Audrey Hammack and Brittany Pierce.

Eight students at The University of Texas at Tyler recently participated in the 2009 University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Undergraduate Research Conference held at UT Austin.

The students presented results of their undergraduate research projects conducted under the supervision of faculty mentors during the LSAMP Summer Research Academy. 

UT Tyler participants listed by hometown with classification and major were:

ATHENS – Brittany Pierce, senior biology major.

LINDALE – Michael Comer, senior chemistry major. 

PALESTINE – Bradley Martin, senior biology major.

TROUP – Blake Wilson, junior chemistry major.

TYLER – Audrey Hammack, junior chemistry major; Justin Masias, junior mechanical engineering major; Lauren Thomas, junior biology major; and Kelsey Shogren, junior chemistry major.

All UT System institutions were represented at the conference as well as representatives from some of the Alliance’s community college partners.

Dr. Jeffrey Mountain, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Dr. Jennifer Pearce, assistant professor of physics, accompanied the student group and served as judges. Additionally, Dr. Stephen Rainwater, acting chair and Chandler professor of computer science, attended as UT Tyler LSAMP program campus director.

The UT-LSAMP program is supported by the National Science Foundation and provides undergraduate research experiences in an effort to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing graduate level studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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