Annapolis 101 Highlights USM Student Achievement and Research, Feb. 28

ADELPHI, Md. (February 21, 2008) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Student Council and Council of University System Faculty will host their annual "Annapolis 101" day of student advocacy and undergraduate research on Thursday, February 28, 2008.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., undergraduate students and faculty representing the system's 11 universities will present posters representing the results of the students' various research projects. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., they host a reception for legislators. Both events will be held in the President's Conference Room West of the Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD.

"Undergraduate research conveys the active, engaged, and collaborative nature of learning on our campuses," said USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan. "When our state's leaders and policymakers see the breadth and depth of the research conducted by our undergraduates, they can better understand how the state's investment in higher education is transforming young lives today and making Maryland's economic future even stronger."

Contact: John Buettner
Phone: 301.445.2719