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Georgia Southern University College of Science & Mathematics to Host Common Grounds Research Day

eagleheadGeorgia Southern University’s College of Science and Mathematics will host its inaugural Common Grounds: COSM Research Day on Oct. 19, 2012 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.  The unique event will provide corporations, non-profit and government agencies the opportunity to learn about the College’s research and outreach efforts.  Particular emphasis will be focused in the areas of the Georgia coastal plain and its environmental problems and impact on the region.

“This will be an opportunity for companies and agencies throughout the region to learn more about Georgia Southern University’s unique research and outreach capabilities in areas including the environment, materials science, chemistry and more,” said Martha Abell, Ph.D., interim dean of Georgia Southern University’s College of Science and Mathematics.  “This is the first time that we have held an event and I think participants are going to be surprised to learn about the top-notch research efforts that are taking place in our college.  Our goal is not only to make them aware of our capabilities, but to partner with them on various projects.”

During the event, the University’s Material Science group will demonstrate capabilities in the design and synthesis of polymer coatings, antimicrobial coatings and other nature-derived polymers.  The Computational Science group will present on capabilities in modeling and security and will also showcase new approaches in imaging.  Medicinal Chemistry, particularly in the field of Cancer Research, is a rising topic in the college, and we will discuss our capabilities in synthesizing and testing new chemotherapeutic drugs.  Lastly, the College’s Center for Sustainability will discuss incorporating sustainability, “green” practices into corporations.

A lunch poster session, which will be provided by Georgia Southern students, will showcase the depth of research capabilities available within the college.    Details of the Research Day including an agenda are available at:  http://tiny.cc/gywwhw

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. In 2012, the University was named one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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