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UT Science Day Program

If you are interested in majoring in an area of science, you and your family are invited to attend a special University of Tampa program that includes a campus tour and presentations about admissions, financial aid and student life. In addition, you may participate in one of three different departmental programs.

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

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Limited space is available, so please RSVP above. You may stay overnight in area hotels. For more information, call (813) 253-6211 or email admissions@ut.edu. We hope to see you on campus for this special program!

The 2015 reception program agenda will be posted soon.

2014 RECEPTION PROGRAM AGENDA

Each of these programs will be led by departmental faculty and current students who will share some of their research activities and conduct tours of their laboratories and facilities.

11 a.m.

  • Registration in Vaughn Center

NOON-4 P.M.

Each of these programs will be led by departmental faculty and current students who will share some of their research activities and conduct tours of their laboratories and facilities.

  • Welcome presentation – Valerie French, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Faculty and student research overview
    • Stanley Rice, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
      "Sea Urchin Hybridization – A Story of Unlikely Offspring"
    • Dan Huber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
      "Causes of Spinal Deformity in Captive Sand Tiger Sharks Carcharias Taurus"
    • Student/Faculty Q-and-A
       
     
  • Campus, residence hall and lab tour 
 
  • Welcome presentation – Valerie French, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Faculty and student research overview on campus
    • Stanley Rice, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
      "Sea Urchin Hybridization – A Story of Unlikely Offspring"
    • Dan Huber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology
      "Causes of Spinal Deformity in Captive Sand Tiger Sharks Carcharias Taurus"
    • Student/Faculty Q-and-A
       
  • Campus, residence hall and lab tour
 
  • Welcome presentation – Valerie French, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Biology and pre-professional overview
     
  • Faculty and student research overview
    • Jeffrey Grim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
      The Physiology of Animals—Undergraduates Leading the Way
    • Bayleigh Benner, Undergraduate Research Assistant
      Analysis of Gene Expression in Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells Infected with Theiler’s Murine Encephalomyelitis Virus
    • Student/Faculty Q-and-A 
     
  •  Campus and residence hall tour
     
  • Biology laboratories tours
    • Biological Diversity Lab: Demo by Taegan McMahon, assistant professor of biology, and information on first-year biology courses
    • Introductory Biology Lab: Information on biology student organizations (Tri-Beta, Environmental Protections Coalition and Alpha Epsilon Delta)
    • Biological Unity Lab: Demo by Jeanette Gore, biology lab coordinator/lecturer, and information on Peer Mentor Program
    • Ecology Lab: Demonstration on the diets and reproductive cycles of giant invasive lizards in Florida, by Todd Campbell, associate professor of biology, and student research assistants
    • Vertebrate Zoology Lab: Discussion with Mark McRae, assistant professor of biology, on upper-level courses, undergrad research and biology travel abroad courses    
     
 
  • Welcome presentation – Valerie French, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science and pre-professional overview
     
  • Faculty and student research overview
    • Katherine Johnson, Undergraduate Researcher
      Sensing Biologically Relevant Anions with Luminescent Pyridine/Imine-Based Lanthanide Complexes
    • John Struss, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
      The Self-Catalyzed Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction –A Unique Strategy for Stereocontrol
    • Zachary Connelly, Undergraduate Researcher
      What’s all that Nonsense about NMD?
    • Kenyon Evans-Nguyen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
      Rapid Analysis of Drugs, Explosives, and Radionuclides at the Crime Scene
    • Student and Faculty Q-and-A
     
  • Chemistry laboratories tours
    • Organic/analytical/inorganic/forensic chemistry and synthetic chemistry research lab
    • Forensic and molecular oncology research lab
    • Instrumental analysis and analytical chemistry research lab
    • Atmospheric and marine analysis lab
    • Advance biochemistry and tissue culture
     
  • Campus and residence hall tour
 

*Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental students can choose between groups B and C.
**Faculty and Student Research Overview noted above is from last year’s program and is subject to change for Science Day 2015