Francine McCarthy to deliver keynote at Math and Science Grad Research Day

Earth Sciences Professor Francine McCarthy, whose research on the proposed Anthropocene recently made international news, will deliver a keynote address at an upcoming conference showcasing student research.

Organized by the Graduate Mathematics and Science Students (GRAMSS) in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science (FMS), the Graduate Research Day (GRaD) Conference is set to take place Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.

All are welcome to attend. Current and incoming graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from across the University studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are invited to submit abstracts for an oral or poster presentation about their research.

The deadline to submit abstracts and to register for the conference has been extended to Friday, Sept. 1.

Ricardo Alva, Communications Officer and Seminar Co-ordinator with GRAMSS, said the event is an opportunity for students and others to connect and learn about the innovative research happening at Brock.

“As graduate students belonging to a Faculty as diverse as the FMS, we often have very little knowledge of the vast research projects being carried out by our peers from other departments, or even other labs,” said Alva, who is a Master of Science student studying cell and molecular biology. “This conference provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to come together, share their research and build meaningful connections in a supportive and friendly environment.”

For more information on the conference, including registering as a participant or submitting an abstract, please visit the FMS GRaD Conference web page.

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