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Congressman Bishop to keynote ASU Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Written by Pearly Bowser

Albany, Ga - On Monday, April 22, the Albany State University Center for Undergraduate Research will host the spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The program will begin at 8 a.m. in the ACAD Auditorium located on the campus.

Rep. Sanford Bishop

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. will be the keynote speaker. Bishop is serving his tenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.

He serves on the House Committee on Appropriations and was elected by his colleagues to serve as the top Democrat on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.

The Morehouse College and Emory University School of Law graduate served in the U.S. Army.

Twenty-eight students will give oral and poster presentations to showcase their research about local and national issues such as economics, crime, education and health disparities.

“ASU’s Undergraduate Research program allows student researchers to hone their research, critical thinking, and leadership skills while working closely with faculty mentors in their areas of research interest,” said Vanessa McRae, Assistant Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research.

For more information about the ASU Undergraduate Research Symposium contact McRae at (229) 430-3690.

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