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Mechanical engineer keynoting Student Research Colloquium

Thursday, April 16, 2009

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Sean G. Garrick, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, will offer a keynote address during St. Cloud State University’s 12th Annual Student Research Colloquium (SRC) at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Atwood Memorial Center on campus. The colloquium beginning at 8 a.m. is free and open to the public.

Garrick and his research group develop models for the effect of turbulence on chemical reactions, nanoparticle nucleation and particle coagulation. Garrick earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1998.

During the SRC, approximately 400 college students, under the guidance of 135 faculty sponsors, will present research or creative projects in 260 poster or paper presentations, performances or creative works. 

The SRC, one of the largest events of its kind, is open to college and university students everywhere.  This year’s student-presenters are from St. Cloud State, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., and the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn.

The awards ceremony at 7 p.m. follows a 6:30 p.m. reception. 

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