Eight Mississippi State juniors and seniors were winners of the university's 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Organized by the Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College in collaboration with National Science Foundation-funded undergraduate research programs, the competition provided an opportunity to exhibit faculty-guided efforts by participants from diverse academic and research units across campus.
"The students are phenomenal; I am very impressed with the level of work they are doing," said Seth Oppenheimer, the college's undergraduate research director. "Doing research like this gives them the tools they need to be creative in their fields." Oppenheimer said many undergraduates participated throughout the year, with projects covering a wide variety of topics, including biodiesel, genetic engineering, facial recognition, and robotics.
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