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This year marks the 20th annual Michael and Sally McCracken Student Research Symposium (SRS) for the College of Science & Engineering. SRS, held on April 28 from 11:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m., offers a professional, yet relaxed environment for students to present their research and mingle with various departments. Following the symposium, there will be an awards ceremony from 4-5:30 p.m. in Sid Richardson Lecture Hall 1, which will feature a lecture entitled “The Gut Microbiota and Weight Loss” by Dr. Elisa Marroquin, assistant professor in the TCU Department of Nutritional Sciences.

Undergraduate biology major Luke Hamilton is participating in SRS for his second year. He says, “I think it is an amazing opportunity that TCU provides for students. I’ve been working on my research project for two years now, and it’s great to have built-in opportunities to practice presenting my research in a lower-stakes environment. Dr. McGillivray has allowed me to present my research at three state-wide, microbiology conferences, and my initial experience at SRS last year allowed me to hone in on my communication and presentation skills, as well as connect with other university professors from outside disciplines.”

The SRS takes place on all levels of Tucker Technology Center, and visitors will enjoy refreshments and live music as they learn about the exciting research CSE students are conducting. Learn more about the Student Research Symposium.