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REGISTER FOR- Tapping the Potential of All Students: Undergraduate Research for Community Colleges Conference

Tapping the Potential of All Students: 
Undergraduate Research for Community Colleges
May 17-18, 2013
North Hennepin Community College
Brooklyn Park, MN
Conference sponsored by the
Council on Undergraduate Research and
National Council of Instructional Administrators
Click the link to REGISTER NOW!
Registration closes May, 5, 2013
Keynote Speakers
Dr. Robert Joseph Full, Undergraduate Research for First Year Students
Dr. Full directs the Poly-P.E.D.A.L. Laboratory which studies the Performance, Energetics and Dynamics of Animal Locomotion (P.E.D.A.L.) in many-footed creatures (Poly). Recently, Professor Full's research has focused on the role of the mechanical system in self-stabilization, undergraduate students are an integral part of his research program. Full's research also has provided biological inspiration for the design of multi-legged robots and computer animations. His research interests extend from analyzing the pitching motion of a Hall of Fame pitcher to assisting computer animators make children's movies (Pixar/Disney Bug’s Life). In 1990 Full received a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigators Award. Full's research has been featured in the popular press such as newspapers, various science magazines and on several television shows (CNN, NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, and the Discovery Channel). Robert Full received his undergraduate degree in 1979 from SUNY- Buffalo where he also received his master’s and doctoral degrees. In 1996 he was given a Distinguished Teaching Award. In 1997 Professor Full became a Chancellor's Professor and the director of a new biological visualization center. In 1998 Professor Full received a Goldman Professorship for teaching.
Dr. V. Celeste Carter, Funding Support for Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges
Dr. Carter is a Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), National Science Foundation (NSF).
V. Celeste Carter received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in 1982 under the direction of Dr. Satvir S. Tevethia. She completed postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. G. Steven Martin at the University of California at Berkeley. She joined the Division of Biological and Health Sciences at Foothill College in 1994 to develop and head a Biotechnology Program. From 2001-2003, she served as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to her arrival at NSF, she was the recipient of an NSF DUE award, which produced a set of case studies and associated laboratories with biotechnology industry partners. She returned to Foothill College in the fall of 2003 to resume her position as Director for both the Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Programs. Dr. Carter currently serves as the Lead Program Director for the Advanced Technological Education, Division of Undergraduate Education.
Also, concurrent sessions and a student panel and pre-conference workshop on developing community college undergraduate research programs. 
May 17, 2013
Pre-Conference ($35) Begins at 11am and ending at 3pm
May 17-18
Tapping the Potential of Al Students Conference ($50) Begins at 4pm and ends on May 18th at 4:30pm.

Hotel Information: Please book before April 17, 2013.

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel
7025 Northland Drive North
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Group Block Rate: $105/ night (single/double occupancy) + 10.275% tax
Block ID: Council on Undergraduate Research
Cut-Off Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
1.877.303.1681 or 763.536.8300

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