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- International Undergraduate Research
Final Report on the Eighth International Undergraduate
Research Symposium Goa, India
January 5-9, 2015
Dr. Alfred Conklin, Jr.
International Director, International Undergraduate Research Symposium
An Encounter to Advance International Scientific Interaction and Collaboration Between Students,
Faculty and the Local Science Community, and to Increase Cultural Understanding and Peace.
Participants
University and College Oral Presentations
University and College Poster Presentations*
Universities and Colleges
M. Mounika Reddy making an
oral presentation about
Markovian Model.
Anupreet Gupta explaining
his poster on Non-volatile
Memory.
Number of
Posters
Vidalankar Institute of Technology Mumbai
1
Indian Institute of Technology Indore
9
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
1
Wilmington College
4
Chicago State university
4
Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai
1
Total
20
* Both Tarlac State University, Tarlac, Philippines and The Jaramogi
Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Bondo, Kenya
submitted abstracts but were unable to attend IURS-8
Opening Lecture
University
Indian Institute of Technology
Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Indore
Number of Oral
Presentations
1
Vidalankar Institute of Technology
Mumbai
Total
7
1
9
Countries Represented
India
France
United States
Philippines
Kenya
Dr. Devesh Dwivedi
IBM Indian University Relation: Powering Innovation
And VLSI Design: Trend, Challenges and Opportunities
Assessment
Assessment of IURS-8 showed that the overwhelming
majority of the attendees found the activities to be very
important or important. There was some sentiment that
there should be more information about graduate school
opportunities as part of the Symposium.
Closing Lecture
Dr. P.J. Suresh
Technology Development Manager, Monsanto, India Region
Support
Support for IURS was provided by Monsanto Corporation, local
and national American Chemical Society, Petra Publishing,
Wilmington College, Fulbright Association, Indian Institute of
Technology Indore, Department of Science and Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology Government of India,
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Metrohm, India
limited, Bruker, and Aimil Ltd. Instrumentation and Technologies.
Ice breaker exercise.
Attendees learning the Cotton
Eye Joe dance.
Quote 1.
“A great place with great ideas coming from all over the world.
If every undergraduate from all over the globe presents his or
her work in a conference like IURS the world would definitely
be a better place. Kudas to the IURS team for IURS-8. An
experience of a lifetime”
Mihir Bhagat, Chemical Engineering Institute of Chemical
Technology Bombay, (Mumbai) India, IURS-8, Jan 6, 2015
Quote 2
“Great experience, I am glad that I experienced the new
cultures IURS had to offer” Anja Dolapčev, Faculty of
Agriculture, Belgrade University, Serbia, IURS-6, May
24, 2013.
Quote 3.
“Definitely a life changing experience”. Andrew
Demarco Winfield, Illinois State University. IURS-7,
May 20, 2013.
IURS Officers
Dr. Alfred R. Conklin, Jr. – International Director
Dr. Candelario L. Calibo - Assistant IURS Director
Prof. Evelyn M. Labastilla – Director for Asia
Dr. Shaikh M. Mobin – Director for West Asia
Dr. Gordana Surlan – Director for Europe
Dr. LeRoy Jones II - Director for U.S.A.
Dr. Alice Muriithi – Director for Africa
IURS-8 participants visiting the Goa National Institute of Oceanography
Additional information about IURS can be found at
iursymposium.org.

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