Distinguished UNCW Student Research on Display at Randall Library

More than 140 posters highlighting innovative student research will be on display April 18-May 2 as part of UNC Wilmington's Sixth Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Activity. A reception will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 in Randall Library, with students on hand to discuss methods and results.

Sponsored by UNC Wilmington's Center for Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CSURF) and the Honors Scholars Program, the posters represent a variety of research areas in the sciences and humanities, but will especially feature the health sciences. Distinguished recipients of the Paul E. Hosier Fellowships and CSURF Travel Awards will be in attendance, as well as university and departmental honors students.

"This will be the largest showcase we have had to date," said Kate Bruce, Director of CSURF and Honors. "UNC Wilmington is a unique place-- undergraduates are an integral part of the scientific and creative process of inquiry here. They are partners with our faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research."

Poster topics include "Apocalypse Maybe? Apocalyptic Texts in Eastern and Western Religions," "Getting that Summertime Tan: Investigating the North Carolina Tanning Facility Industry," "Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Elementary Students Compared to USDA Guidelines," and "A Geographic Assessment and Change Analysis of the Maritime Forests on the North Carolina Coast."

Media are invited to attend, and interviews can be arranged with student presenters.

Media Contact: Lindsay Key, media research assistant, 910.962.7252 or