The Spit for Science Undergraduate Research Symposium is this Tuesday (4/30) at 4pm

spitThank you for your support of Spit for Science: The VCU Student Survey! We invite you to celebrate the close of another successful semester of the Spit for Science research project. Members of our undergraduate research team will present analyses based on Spit for Science data in a symposium open to the whole university on Tuesday, April 30th, 4:00-5:00 PM in the University Student Commons, Common Ground room. Presentation topics include the role of parents, peers, stress, religiosity, and engagement in student organizations on the use of alcohol and drugs during the first year of college.

The symposium will be followed by a Jimmy John’s reception in the Common Ground Room. Learn about the project, meet the research team and receive a free T-shirt and food.

About the project: The goal of Spit for Science: the VCU Student Survey ( is to understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes in the VCU undergraduate population.  The project, launched in the fall of 2011, is following the 2011 VCU freshman class across is its college years, and will also enroll new VCU freshman classes over the next few years.