5th Annual Brain Awareness Day set for April
The 5th annual Brain Awareness Day will be held Saturday, April 11,
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Round Room of the Craighead County
Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak. The event is free and open to
the public, and door prizes will be awarded. The ASU Student Chapter
of the Society for Neuroscience and the library are co-sponsors of
the event, which will feature more than 20 different activities,
such as making models of brains and neurons, testing reaction time,
watching robots work, and more. Dr. Amy Pearce, Psychology
and Counseling, Dr. Malathi Srivatsan, Molecular Biology, and
Dr. Shivan Haran, Mechanical Engineering, and student
volunteers will also provide information on normal brain functions
and neurological disorders. Local entertainer Chippy Kazoo will give juggling
lessons. For details, contact
Pearce, ext. 3282, or
Dr. Malathi Srivatsan,
ext. 3082, or see the NewsPage release.
2009 Student Honors Awards ceremony set for April
ASU announces the
2009 Student Honors Awards ceremony,
to be held in ASU's Student Union Auditorium Monday, April 13, from
3-5 p.m. At that time, the outstanding students from the 2008-09
academic year will be announced. These include the 4.0
Scholars, Chancellor's Scholars, Distinguished Service Award
recipients, and the Wilson Award winner. The Wilson Award is ASU's
highest student award, honoring
the memory of R.
E. Lee Wilson of Wilson, Arkansas, who was a member of ASU's Board
of Trustees from 1917 until his death in 1933. R. E. Lee Wilson's
great-great-grandson, attorney Perry Wilson of Little Rock, will
present the Wilson Award this year. Other presenters will include
ASU administrators as well as Gary Pugh of Pocahontas, who will
represent more than 61, 000 ASU alumni. A photo opportunity and a
reception will follow the ceremony.
For details, contact Dr.
Nancy Hendricks, director of Alumni Communications, at ext.
Undergraduate Scholars Day slated for April 14
Undergraduate Scholars Day will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2009
in ASU's Student Union. Undergraduate Scholars Day (USD) is an
annual program held during Convocation of Scholars Week where
students can present and share their research or creative work in a
The collegial and professional environment of USD not only provides
a venue for students to showcase their work and enhance their
presentation skills, but it helps prepare them for the rigors of
life beyond their undergraduate years.
The official program for USD contains all of the times and locations for all student
presentations. More than fifty students are participating this year.
For more information about USD, contact
director of Student Services, the Honors College, at ext. 2308, or
see the NewsPage release.
Dr. Kher gives invited paper at international conference
Dr. Shubhalaxmi Kher, Electrical Engineering, had an invited paper
published in the proceedings of the 11th International Conference
on Computer Modeling and Simulation, UKSIM 2009, held recently at Cambridge
University, U.K. The theme of the conference was simulation models,
decision support systems, and intelligent systems applications. Dr.
Kher's research is in the area of genetic algorithms
and soft computing, and her paper was "Greedy dynamic
crossover management in hardware accelerated genetic algorithm
implementations using FPGA." The UKSIM conference is an annual
event, organized by the UK Simulation and Modeling Society.
Torres judges Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup
Henry Torres, director, Center for Learning Technologies,
served as a judge of finalists at the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s
Cup Business Plan Competition. The competition was held recently at
the Little Rock State House Convention Center. This is Torres’ fourth year as a judge,
where prize money for the finalists is $20,000, $10,000 and $5000. Winners will be announced on
Tuesday, April 28. Since the competition
began in 2001, more than $789,000 has been awarded to students attending
Arkansas’ universities. With one of the largest cash prize pools
in America, the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan
Competition encourages graduate and undergraduate students to act
upon their ideas and talents to produce tomorrow’s businesses. The
competition also encourages universities to nurture these entrepreneurial efforts. This
year’s cash prize pool total is $194,000. For details on the
competition, visit www.dwrgovernorscup.org.
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