Waynesburg University will host the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Work Symposium Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Stover Campus Center. The event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Engaging in research helps students to develop essential practical skills by applying their knowledge to solve problems and make advancements to our understanding of a particular field."
This year’s symposium will feature 27 poster-style presentations and six podium-style presentations, involving a total of 48 student presenters. Dr. Chad Sethman, associate professor of biology, said the event is an important milestone for students in all disciplines.
“Engaging in research helps students to develop essential practical skills by applying their knowledge to solve problems and make advancements to our understanding of a particular field,” said Sethman.
Opening remarks will be given by Dr. Terri Small, professor of nursing, at 6 p.m. Then, junior biochemistry major Kylie Cleer will serve as the emcee for the podium presentations. Poster presentations will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Students will present research projects in the arts, humanities, business, physical and biological sciences and other fields, Sethman said. With such a variety, he said the symposium also offers an important forum to share ideas, collaborate and “collectively celebrate” the research of Waynesburg University students.
“Research venues such as our Undergraduate Research Symposium provide an important professional forum to recognize our students’ research endeavors and to facilitate collaborative scientific dialogue,” Sethman said.
To learn more about the symposium, contact Sethman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 724-852-3265