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FGCU Invites Public, Media to 'Celebration of Excellence' to Highlight Undergraduate Research

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public and media to attend "Celebration of Excellence" hosted by the College of Education and the Whitaker Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education to highlight undergraduate research at FGCU, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Whitaker Hall Sprint Room.

The event celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of undergraduate students engaged in research, and increases the public's awareness on research activities at FGCU.

Undergraduate students in the College of Education and the departments of Biological Sciences, Marine and Ecological Sciences, Physical Science and Mathematics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences present their research activities through poster exhibits during the event.

One of the Whitaker Center's goals is to provide students opportunities to engage in meaningful science, technology, engineering, mathematics and educational research experiences.

The Whitaker Center hopes to provide further support to undergraduate research activities through undergraduate research scholarships.

For more information, media representatives should contact associate professor of biological sciences Marilyn Cruz-Alvarez at (239) 590-7237 or

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