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ECE Student Xiang Wins Award at BioScience Day

Graduate student Juanjuan Xiang won the best student poster award in the neuroscience category at the University of Maryland's BioScience Day event on November 13, 2007. Xiang, an advisee of Prof. Jonathan Z. Simon (ECE/ISR/BIO), won for her poster titled "Neural and behavioral correlates of attention." It is noteworthy to mention that Xiang, an electrical and computer engineering student, managed to beat out all of the student entries from the neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience program. She will defend her thesis next week.

Bioscience Day is a special event that features research talks, presentations, mini-symposia and demonstrations by university scientists. The program provides a unique opportunity for executives and professionals in industry and government to discover the most recent advances in bioscience and biotechnology at the University of Maryland

Bioscience Day 2007 drew more than 800 participants from area universities, state and federal laboratories, and corporations focused on biomedical and biotechnology ventures, in addition to UM faculty, students and staff. Over 270 people also attended the Career and Internship Fair. Featured topics included aging, public health, biology education, ecology, climate and atmospheric science, grant proposal writing, technology transfer entrepreneurship, nano-biotechnology, virology, and human disease. Learn more at

December 11, 2007

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