ECSC:Eastern Colleges Science Conference

2013 Eastern Colleges Science Conference

The 67th annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) was held at Providence College on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Providence, RI.

Since 1947, the ECSC has provided a forum for undergraduates from 20-30 colleges and universities to present their empirical research in the physical, chemical, biological, health, and social sciences, as well as education, computer technology, engineering and mathematics, using the general format of a professional meeting. Students may give platform (oral) presentations, poster presentations, and/or submit full-length papers. The conference is for undergraduates only and is modeled after a typical scientific meeting with multiple sessions. A major benefit of this conference is the opportunity not only to present one’s research in a scientific setting but also to learn as much as possible from others. The day begins with continental breakfast and welcoming remarks, followed by morning presentations, lunch, a presentation by an invited keynote speaker, and afternoon presentations. The day ends with a banquet and student awards for outstanding presentations and papers within the different disciplinary categories.