Auburn’s Research Week 2014 set for April 14-17 with focus on food systems, safety and security

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has scheduled its third annual Research Week for April 14-17, 2014, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, announced by John Mason, vice president for research and economic development.

“The principal theme is food systems, safety and security, but the week will also include great creative and scholarly research in almost all disciplines across the Auburn main campus and the Auburn Montgomery campus,” Mason said.

Faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers will speak and present posters on food research; cyber security; energy and the environment; health sciences; transportation; Gulf research and restoration; gender-based research; infrastructure; sustainability; fine and applied art; social sciences; humanities; the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and many more.

The week will include vendor displays, discussion forums, lectures, seminars, a proposal-writing workshop, an awards ceremony, events and open houses. A Graduate Scholars Forum is set for March 4-5 in the Student Center, with the top posters and presenters moving on to the Graduate Scholars Symposium April 15-16 as a part of Research Week.

Research Week sponsors include Auburn University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Auburn University Libraries and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. Organizations and vendors interested in sponsorships should contact Mary Shirley at

More information is available at this website: A promotional flier is available at this website:

(Written by Charles Martin)

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