Alternative materials for making solar cells, studying the Lake Michigan food web, protecting pilots’ eyes against laser attacks, more effective cyber security awareness tools, improved cancer detection methods, cell phone cleanliness, color retention in nanoparticles and improved wound healing approaches were presented Aug. 6 by Lewis University students.
Students presented their work, including lab experiments and results, at a concluding symposium for the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).
“The fifth annual SURE program was the largest in the history of Lewis University,” said Dr. Bill Chura, assistant professor of biology and program director.
Eight faculty members mentored nine students from biology, chemistry, computer science and physics in the 10-week program. Chura added, “The wide range of projects showcased the many talents of the STEM faculty. This summer program provides students with invaluable experience and challenges them to become better scientists.”
Students presented research at the symposium in a variety of fields:
The SURE program is sponsored by Lewis University and a grant from the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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