Dartmouth College celebrates scientific research on campus each May with a science symposium named for the late Karen E. Wetterhahn, Professor of Chemistry and co-founder of the Women In Science Project (WISP) at Dartmouth College. The symposium was established in 1992 and includes a keynote address given by a distinguished scientist, followed by an undergraduate research poster session.
All Dartmouth undergraduates conducting scientific research are invited to present a poster at the symposium. All students who plan to present a poster must complete the online registration form, including those students who are co-presenting. Students presenting senior honors thesis research may also participate in the Christopher G. Reed Science Competition, sponsored by Sigma Xi (the scientific research society). Any student participating in the poster session is eligible to compete in the Library Research Award for the Sciences, sponsored by Dartmouth College Library and the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library.
4:30 pm: Keynote Address: Mathematics in Imaging: From medical diagnosis to synthetic aperture radar
Anne Gelb, Ph.D., Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University. Her primary research interests are in developing numerical methods for simulating partial differential equations and for extracting information from acquired data. She has collaborated with researchers at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in Bologna, Italy, on developing highly accurate numerical solvers for shallow water equations on spheres, and has worked with scientists at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, to improve the quality of magnetic resonance images (MRI). She is currently funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to reconstruct images from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. Professor Gelb received her PhD in 1996 from Brown University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology from 1996 through 1998, at which time she became an Assistant Professor at ASU. She will be joining the faculty at Dartmouth College in the Department of Mathematics in Fall 2016.
5:30–7pm: Undergraduate Poster Session
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