UW Today

May 12, 2009

Media advisory: UW Undergraduate Research Symposium features 700 young minds

WHAT: Twelfth Annual University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium

WHO: Nearly 700 young minds presenting new research

WHEN: noon – 5 p.m., Friday, May 15

WHERE: Mary Gates Hall Commons and Meany Studio, UW Seattle campus


David Linders, a senior majoring in bioengineering, will demonstrate a disposable glove that measures the physical force surgeons, physical therapists and chiropractors apply to their patients. He’s part of a research team developing the glove. (251 Mary Gates Hall, 1:10 p.m.)

Brynn Lydum, a senior in neurobiology, will perform “An Aerial Soundscape.” She’ll climb a rope, then descend in a series of acrobatics accompanied by a live beat box — drum noises made by a voice emanating from a microphone. (Meany Studio, 4:30 p.m.)

Carlton Himes, a senior in electrical engineering, will present his research on use of electrical potential differences in trees to power circuits. (74 Mary Gates Hall, between 1 and 2:30 p.m., exact time TBD)


For more information, contact Kirsten Atik, public information specialist, at 206-221-6130 or katik@u.washington.edu.

Information about other presentations is at http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/symp/schedule/schedule.html.