Registration is now open!

Join us at the 2024 UMass Movement Research Center (UMOVE) Student Research Symposium on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alumni Hall.

This year’s event features a special keynote speaker, Andrea Taylor, Ph.D., professor in the department of basic science, college of osteopathic medicine at Touro University, California. Dr. Taylor is a renowned expert on musculoskeletal systems and the evolution of feeding systems. Her lab employs comparative and experimental approaches to answer fascinating questions about the design and performance of feeding systems in a variety of animal models.

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers studying biological movement, ranging from the whole organism to the molecular level, are encouraged to register for podium or poster presentations.

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Tentative Agenda

8 a.m.On-site registration and breakfast opens
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Keynote Speaker (Dr. Andrea Taylor)
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.Break
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.Session 1 - 4 talks with Q&A
10:45 - 11 a.m.Break
11 a.m. - noonSession 2 - Poster session with Q&A
Noon - 1 p.m.Lunch
1 - 2:30 p.m.Session 3 - 6 talks with Q&A
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.Session 4 - 4 talks with Q&A
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.Break
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.Session 5 - Poster session with Q&A
4:45 - 5 p.m.Ending remarks

About Us

At the beginning of each spring semester, UMOVE hosts its annual Student Research Symposium, which gathers faculty, staff, students and experts in the region to discuss the latest advances in biological movement. Students participate in talks and a poster session and are able to network and receive feedback from peers and professionals in related fields. The symposium is also organized and managed completely by students.

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