UE to Host Stem Conference

Posted: Updated:

The University of Evansville will host its tenth annual Math, Engineering and Science Conference this weekend. The university says approximately 100 students from schools including UE, St. Louis University and the University of Kentucky-Paducah are set to participate in MESCON.

March 25, 2014

News Release

Evansville, Ind. -- The University of Evansville's tenth annual MESCON (Math, Engineering and Science Conference) is set for Saturday, March 29 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

This undergraduate research conference is designed for students in math, engineering and science. Participating students are judged on their oral and poster presentations in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Those with the best papers receive monetary awards. MESCON is unique as most other undergraduate research conferences are open to all academic areas, do not judge papers or posters, and do not give awards.

This year approximately 100 undergraduate students from UE and universities such as St. Louis University, University of Kentucky-Paducah and Bellarmine University will be participating. Students from several area high schools have also been invited. If they wish, they may also make presentations.

This year's MESCON guest speaker will be Robert R. Gallucci, chief scientist with SABIC's Innovative plastics business in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. His topic will be the "Larger Truths of an R&D Career." Gallucci has more than 36 years in the plastics industry, and has developed many new commercial thermoplastic products. His product technology is practiced around the world. He holds over 100 US patents with 132 different co-inventors. Gallucci's Ph.D. work in mechanistic organic chemistry was done at Princeton University and his undergraduate degree is from The City College of NY.

More information regarding MESCON can be found at: http://csserver.evansville.edu/mescon

About the University of Evansville: The University of Evansville is a private, liberal arts-based university in Evansville, Indiana, with a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,300. UE’s diverse student body represents 41 states and 54 countries.

U.S. News & World Report recognizes UE as a top 10 master’s-granting university in the Midwest, and third in the region for "Great Schools, Great Prices." For more information, please visit http://www.evansville.edu.