Aug. 1, 2017 | Undergraduate scientists from across Arkansas wore buttons provided by the UAMS Graduate School that said “Ask Me about My Research” July 26 at the Central Arkansas Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.

“Talking about science should be like talking about the weather. It should come that naturally,” said Grover P. Miller, Ph.D., professor in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department in the UAMS College of Medicine. Miller co-directs the symposium with his department chair, Kevin D. Raney, Ph.D.

Through poster talks, oral presentations and networking with faculty and fellow students, undergraduates studying biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and computational sciences had plenty of opportunities to practice communicating about their scientific interests – or what Miller calls practicing the “dialogue of science.”