2015 Stupka Symposium: April 10-11th, 2015

April 10-11th, 2015

The Tenth Annual Stupka Symposium featured an expanded, two-day format, which celebrated the continued success of the symposium and the lasting impact of Robert John Stupka III. For the first time, the symposium included research presentations by BBMB alumni, welcoming former members of the planning committee and past Stupka Scholars to see how much the symposium had grown over the course of ten years. This monumental anniversary event highlighted Rob's legacy of honoring undergraduate research and fostering a strong connection between students and faculty in the pursuit of scientific investigation.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Gloria Culver
Ribosome biogenesis
University of Rochester

Prof. John C. Chaput
Developing Artificial Genetic Polymers
Arizona State University


Tony Cyr
Metabolic Regulation of Epigenetic Phenomena
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Schedule overview: Saturday

Breakfast9 - 10:30 a.m.
Speaker/Student Lunch Sessionsnoon - 2 p.m.
Poster Sessions2 - 4 p.m.
Speaker Program4 - 7 p.m.
Dinner7 p.m.

Schedule overview: Sunday

Alumni Breakfast9 - 10:00 a.m.
Speaker Program10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

See the complete schedule for more details.


Registration Closed

Poster Submission

Poster submissions are now open. Submission deadline is March 20th. If you would like to be considered for a poster presentation please register for the event and contact stupkaugrs@iastate.edu with your poster title.

Volunteers Needed

Consider volunteering for the event. Email us at stupkaugrs@iastate.edu to get involved.

2015 Committee Leadership

Symposium Chairs: Kayla Arney, Zack Young

Sub Committee Coordinators:

Speaker: Amanda Gorniak
Publicity: Brendan Bartels, Flora Yen
Funding: Benjamin Brown, Jeff Carley, Lauran Chambers, Drew Tosager
Operations:Lauran Chambers, Denis Tamiev
Food: Morgan Barrett, Sarah Brinkman
Risk Management: David Rosenthal
Website: Brendan Bartels
Registration: Laura Hansen
Poster: Alissa Mathisen
Volunteer: Cathryn Ciarfella
T-Shirt: Derek Loneman, David Rosethal

Advisers: Desi Gunning, Gustavo MacIntosh