Tomorrow, Saturday the fourteenth, the Fontbonne biology department will be hosting the First Annual St. Louis Intercollegiate Undergraduate Science Research Poster Session (lovingly called “Science Poster Day” for obvious reasons). If you’ve been walking around campus, you’ve probably seen sidewalk-chalk announcements everywhere about this awesome event. (My friend and fellow blogger Carly calls it “science graffiti” – I secretly just think that she’s just jealous that she didn’t get to draw benzene rings all around campus!) Let me tell you from experience – campus looks a whole lot bigger when you’re on your knees on the hard concrete drawing and writing with chalk every few yards. Note to self – bring a garden knee pad next time.
“So what is this Science Poster Day?” you may ask. Well, let me tell you. This year, three other biology majors and I have been doing department research with our professors. Mike and I worked with Dr. Rayhel on her butterfly experiment, and Dillon and Andre worked with Dr. T on his cancer project. At the Science Poster Day, we will be presenting our work. And that’s not all. Biology majors from sister schools like Maryville, Lindenwood, and Webster will be coming to share their year’s worth of research as well.
All in all, it should be a pretty good day. A group of us have been busy planning this day for a while now, and I think it’s coming together very nicely. The event begins at 10am and ends at noon, and you can stay for as long (or as short) as you like. I hope to see you there!