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UVI Bulletin Board for July/August

Math Behind the Science Program Plans Poster Presentation July 26 on St. Thomas The UVI community is invited to attend a poster presentation by students of the University’s Math Behind the Science summer program, a six-week summer residential program for college-bound students. The poster presentation is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, in the St. Thomas campus Dining Pavilion. It is designed to allow students to present projects that represent the culmination of their summer’s work studying scientific reading and writing, and computing principles.
For more information, contact program organizer Alexia Mintos at amintos@gmail.com. Information on the program is also available from the Summer Programs section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu.
10th Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Set July 27 at UVI The public is invited to attend the 10th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of the Virgin Islands from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 27. The activity, organized by the Emerging Caribbean Scientists program of UVI’s College of Science and Mathematics, will take place in the Administration Conference Center (ACC) on the St. Thomas campus.
Approximately 20 undergraduate students will present posters displaying the results of research they have conducted this summer. At the closing of the symposium, 17 participants from Math Behind the Science summer bridge program will receive certificates. Alexia Mintos, UVI Mathematics graduate from 2008 is coordinating the Math Behind the Science program.
The program will provide an opportunity to learn about exciting research projects conducted in the region and to interact with our future scientists on a diverse range of topics. A detailed listing of topics is included in a News Release available from the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu– or from this direct link.
UVI Music Camp Students Slate Special Concert, Awards Ceremony on July 28 Students participating in UVI’s annual Summer Music Camp will perform a special concert and take part in an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Christchurch Methodist Church at Market Square on St. Thomas. The special performance is in addition to a series of free, mid-day concerts presented over the past several weeks. The final Wednesday concert will take place at Emancipation Garden from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 1.
Tickets for the special concert, being presented as part of Christchurch Methodist’s 100th anniversary, are $5. Proceeds will go to benefit the church.
UVI’s Summer Music camp, under the direction of UVI Music Professor Austin A. Venzen, has attracted students from junior and senior high schools on St. Thomas and Anguilla. Prof. Venzen encourages members of the community to show support for the budding musicians and to be treated to wonderful music by attending the concerts.
Remaining Concerts
Saturday, July 28 – 6:30 p.m. – Concert and Awards Ceremony at Christchurch Methodist Church
Wednesday, Aug. 1 – 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Emancipation Garden
UVI Research & Technology Park Directors to Meet on Aug. 1 The Board of Directors of UVI’s Research & Technology Park will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the RTPark offices on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The session will also be available via teleconference. For more information call 692-4200.
UVI Schedules Fall Semester 2012 Orientation for Aug. 13-17 Orientation for new and transfer students for UVI’s Fall 2012 Semester is scheduled to take place from Monday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 17. Complete schedules for both campuses and important information on UVI policies regarding placement exams and student rights have been posted on the Admissions section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu. They are also available from this direct link.
St. Thomas Bookstore Schedules Book Buy Back Program Dates
The UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus has announced the schedule for the Summer Session Book Buy Back program. The book buy back dates are Friday, July 27, Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Students must present their Student IDs and UVI Bookstore receipts to participate. Books must be clean, not torn or stained.
VI SBDC and SBA to Host Government Contract Matchmaking Events Small business owners interested in developing contracts with federal and state purchasing officers and prime contractors are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Government Contracting Matching Event on Thursday, July 26, on St. Croix and Friday, July 27, on St. Thomas. The events are sponsored by the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Both events are free and will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On St. Croix the session will be held in the VI Cardiac Care Center at Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. On St. Thomas the event will take place at the VI SBDC Training Facility at Nisky Center.
Preregistration is required. For information call 692-5270 on St. Croix or 776-3206 on St. Thomas.

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