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Miami Dade College School of Science to Host 2nd Annual STEM Research Symposium, North Campus Sept. 28

Event will feature original research of more than 80 MDC students

Miami, September 26, 2013 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Science will host its second annual STEM Research Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at the state-of-the-art North Campus Science Complex. The event will feature the original research of more than 80 MDC students who conducted work at various sites, including MDC Campuses, St. Thomas University, and the University of Florida, as part of the School of Science’s Summer Research Institute. These high-quality research projects cover various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics, including biotechnology, physics, chemistry, microbiology and engineering technologies.

“Research at MDC is a growing collaborative effort between students and faculty that extends beyond a hands-on experience, as it contributes to the scientific community with solutions of real-world impact and significance,” said Ms. Malou C. Harrison, interim North Campus president.

The dynamic, entirely interactive event will allow attendees, including students, faculty, administrators, and industry representatives, the opportunity to participate in oral and poster presentations on the various research projects, while networking with peers and colleagues. 

Jaime Borras, an MDC alum and CEO and Founder of Wireless Silicon Group, Inc. will give the symposium’s keynote address. A graduate of the North Campus, Borras will speak about his personal journey from MDC to Motorola to founder of Wireless Silicon.  Bank of America Biosciences Career Pathway Scholarship recipients will also be honored with a presentation by a Bank of America representative.

“We believe that the scholarship support provided by Bank of America combined with early access to undergraduate research experiences will promote the persistence and success of MDC students in STEM majors and careers” said MDC’s Dean of the School of Science Dr. Heather J. Belmont.

2nd Annual STEM Research Symposium

  • WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC North Campus Science Complex Auditorium 11380 NW 27 Ave.

For more information, please contact MDC’s School of Science Dean Dr. Heather Belmont at or 305-237-1757.

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