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Student Presents at Emerging Researchers National Conference

woodsBelmont chemistry major and junior Adam Woods recently attended the Emerging Researchers National Conference(ERN) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), a meeting co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation. Held in Washington, D.C., Woods presented a poster entitled, “New Positively Charged Contrast Agents for Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis,” which resulted from his summer 2014 research experience at Boston University.

More than 1,000 people from 240 colleges and universities attended the three-day annual conference, which provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields to enhance their science communication skills through poster and oral presentations judged by 140 scientists and engineers.

The oral and poster presentations are the core of the conference, but attendees can also attend networking events, plenary talks by science leaders and workshops on a variety of topics including locating school funding.