Monday, August 3, 2009

Science Students Show Results of Summer Research Labors

\UVI science students made the front page of the Virgin Islands Daily News and earned air time on TV-2’s local news following the UVI Division of Mathematics and Science’s Seventh Annual Summer Research Symposium held Friday, July 31, on the St. Thomas campus. Nineteen young scientists – representing both the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses – took the opportunity to make poster presentations detailing the results of their summer research endeavors.

Research topics ranged from number theory to bacterial flora, and from St. Croix sheep populations the Tabu Search Algorithm. Another six students were recognized for completing the Summer Bridge2 Calculus program for college-bound students. The symposium is sponsored by the Emerging Caribbean Scientists program of the Division of Science and Mathematics. These programs are funded by University of the Virgin Islands, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Jones, Holloway & Bryan Foundation.

Related links: Research Symposium Abstract; Virgin Islands Daily News article; UVI News Release.