Annual SOARS Conference was held at North Carolina Central University
on November 8th, 2002. The theme for this year's conference which
is sponsored by the North Carolina Consortium for Undergraduate
Research was "Shaping the Future Through Discovery".
from Elizabeth City State University included:
to poster presentations, several students also delivered oral presentations.
A luncheon was also held during which the keynote speaker, Rick
Martinez, M.D. delivered an address.
Keynote Speaker for the luncheon ceremony was Dr. Rick Martinez
who is presently serving as the Director of Medical Affairs, Johnson
& Johnson, Corporate Contributions and Community Relations,
in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Martinez's talk was centered on
"Ideas Matter". He said that we are being trained in Undergraduate
to make judgements in our field, to think critically, to use our
mind, and apply every aspect of it in research. He went on to say
that we are critical to the future and should put into practice
the notion of thinking for ourselves."
Bah, ECSU Research Student