Waynesburg University’s fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Work Symposium will be held Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. in Alumni Hall (Miller Hall, third floor). The event is open to the public and will showcase 23 student presenters, including two oral presentations and 14 poster presentations.
The oral presentation session will begin at 1 p.m., and the poster session will run from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available throughout both presentations.
“The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for academic scholars across disciplines to showcase their studies, to collaborate to identify novel ways of identifying problems or questions and to generate data that contributes to insightful solutions,” said Dr. Chad Sethman, associate professor of biology.
Topics will cover a variety of research and scholarly work from students of many majors and class years. A sample of the presentations include research about anthropogenic pollution, DNA samples, ergonomics in nursing, nutrition and supplements and the West Nile virus.
“The ultimate goal of the symposium is for the students to be able to make the transition from knowledge gained in the classroom to putting that knowledge to use to investigate questions and generate new information,” said Sethman. “Gaining proficiency at communicating their findings is also an important part of career development for our students.”
For more information, contact Sethman at 724-852-3265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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