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HOMETOWN RELEASE: Big Spring Resident Participates in 2011 LSAMP Research Conference

September 20, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler computer science major Michael Clarke of Big Spring recently participated in the 2011 University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Undergraduate Research Conference held at UT Arlington.

Students presented posters of their undergraduate research projects that were conducted under the supervision of faculty mentors during the LSAMP Summer Research Academy.

Clarke’s research discussed “Evaluation of Comparative Performance of Smartphone Platforms.” Dr. Nary Subramanian, assistant professor of computer science, served as his faculty mentor.

Dr. Neil Gray, professor and chair of chemistry, attended the presentations in his role as a faculty mentor and UT Tyler LSAMP advisory committee member. Dr. Stephen Rainwater, Chandler professor of computer science, also participated as UT Tyler LSAMP program campus director and the UT Tyler representative on the UT System LSAMP Academic Leadership Council.

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 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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