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DUSCI presents 11th annual DUCURS event

Drake Undergraduate Science Collaborative Institute (DUSCI) will present the 11th annual Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (DUCURS) on Thursday, April 10 in the Olmsted Center.

DUSCI promotes undergraduate research in the sciences by encouraging interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration between students, faculty, and the Greater Des Moines community. Each year, DUSCI hosts DUCURS to showcase the exceptional research conducted by Drake students. The conference provides a platform for students to share their findings with peers and others engaged in scientific exploration.

Sona Pandey, principal investigator at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Mo., will serve as keynote speaker at the DUCURS luncheon. The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. in Parents Hall of Olmsted Center.

The conference features student oral presentations and poster presentations on current research projects by students and faculty. Following the presentations, awards will be given to top presenters. All participants and attendees will be eligible to win door prizes.

The following departments and programs will be participating in the event:
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics
• Environmental science and policy
• Psychology
• Neuroscience
• Mathematics and computer science
• BCMB (biology, cell, and molecular biology)
• Pharmaceutical science

DUCURS is made possible by Drake University’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Education.

Visit www.drake.edu/ducurs for more information.