About three dozen undergraduates from across the college will present the results of their research this year at the annual Discovery Learning Research Symposium on April 15. Projects ranging from experimental bio-mechanics of tissues in pregnancy to fabrication and testing of an integrated micro cryogenic cooler will be presented by the Discovery Learning apprentices (DLAs) from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Engineering Lobby. Projects have been grouped into seven clusters, and the best research presentation in each cluster will be awarded a $100 prize.
The college will offer 45 DLA positions for the 2011-2012 academic year. Nearly 50 faculty have submitted 65 different research projects, which are now being offered to students through the Discovery Learning website. Interested students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are encouraged to apply online by May 2; placements will be announced in June.