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WeLead Research Symposium scheduled at ISU Nov. 5

Posted October 31, 2008

Idaho State University’s WeLead’s third annual research symposium is scheduled Nov. 5 in the Rendezvous Complex, Suite ABC.

It will be open to the public, and admission will be free.

This year, along with spotlighting the scholarly work of female ISU faculty and graduate students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, the symposium will include presentations by faculty and students, female or male, on gender or women’s issues from any field. It also will include female undergraduate students presenting posters on STEM, and gender and women’s issues research.

A light lunch will be provided at noon, followed by oral research presentations from 1 to 4 p.m., and poster presentations from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

To attend lunch or for more information, call 282-3311 or send an e-mail to lishshel@isu.edu.

WeLead schedule:

Noon – Light lunch with remarks by Pamela Crowell, Ph.D., ISU Vice President for Research.

1-4 p.m.: Oral presentations.

1 p.m. –  Gesine Hearn: “Injury Matters: The Experience of Injury among College Football Players.”

1:20 p.m. – Donna Lybecker: “Environmental Policies and the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.”

1:40 p.m. – Erin Rasmussen: “Effects of Rimonabant on Behavior Maintained by Progressive Ratio Schedules of Sucrose Reinforcement in Obese Zucker (fa/fa) Rats.”

2 p.m. – Tara Johnson: “Molecular-based Chemoprevention of Oral Cancer.”

2:20 p.m. – Break

2:40 p.m. – Caryn Evilia: “Characterization of a novel virus from the Great Salt Lake.”

3 p.m. –  Sophie St-Hilaire: “Epidemiology of chytridiomycosis in boreal toads from Grand Teton ecosystem.”

3:20 p.m. – Deb Easterly: “An Exploration Of The Barriers And Supports Perceived By Female Faculty At Three State Universities In Idaho As They Write Proposals To Secure External Funds.”

4 p.m. ¬ Poster presentations.