Three Distinguished Hampton University Alumni to Headline Plenary Sessions at the 27th Annual School of Science Research Symposium

Students Share Research Efforts and Engage with Peers and Faculty at Largest Annual Display of Student Research at Hampton University


Hampton, Va. (April 12, 2023) – Three distinguished Hampton alumni were tapped to deliver keynote addresses as part of the 27th Annual School of Science Research Symposium which kicks off today at 4:00 p.m. and runs all day tomorrow in the Student Center.

Keynote sessions will address the theme, “S.T.E.M.: The Answer to Life’s Questions,” and feature Dr. L. Michael Burke, Jr., ’90, CEO and founder of ASIR Materials Corporation, an entrepreneurial venture with the mission to develop and commercialize the next generation of materials suitable to handle the ever-changing needs of the device and biomedical industries. Dr. Burke will be followed by Dr. Trevon Swain, ‘09, who is Scientific Reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Audra Stone, ’03 and ’10, Clinical Protocol Developer at Odyssey Systems, a leading provider of outstanding management, analytical, and technical support services to the government and private sectors, will close out the main sessions.

“The annual research symposium provides a forum to highlight the outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in different disciplines at Hampton University,” said Dr. Isi Ero-Tolliver, Dean of the School of Science. “The symposium also provides an opportunity for interested students to be exposed to a variety of research fields and the opportunity to network with faculty, graduate students, and other scientists within their area of interest.” 

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