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ETSU to host Appalachian Student Research Forum

From Staff Reports

Students from all colleges and universities in the region and the general public are invited to attend the 2017 Appalachian Student Research Forum at East Tennessee State University.  The forum will take place April 11 and 12 in the D.P. Culp University Center on the Johnson City campus.

The forum is an annual event in which undergraduate, graduate and medical students as well as post-doctoral fellows and medical residents present their research.

According to Dr. Aruna Kilaru, forum chair and associate professor of Biological Sciences at ETSU, 62 oral presentations will take place April 11, followed by 183 poster presentations the morning of April 12.

The keynote speaker for the forum will be Dr. Karl Hasenstein, a world-renowned gravitational plant biologist and current holder of the Wayne G. Basler Chair of Excellence for the Integration of the Arts, Rhetoric and Science at ETSU. He will speak at 1 p.m. April 12 in the Martha Street Culp Auditorium.

The Appalachian Student Research Forum is coordinated by the ETSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and members of the ASRF task force committee.  There is no admission fee for the forum.

For more information, contact Dr. Kilaru at 439-6931 or [email protected] or visit For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 439-8346.