by Pamela Young, Published March 29, 2012
Traditionally, most U.S. undergraduates aren't exposed to actual research until graduate school. Eastern Michigan University changed that by establishing the Undergraduate Research Symposium, one of only a few such events in the country. This year's event is Friday, March 30.
WHO: Nearly 370 student researchers and 200 faculty members at Eastern Michigan University
WHAT: The 32nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will feature oral and poster presentations by 366 student researchers. Presentations include research in technology, the sciences and arts including music and dance.
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
WHERE: EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood in Ypsilanti. Event is free and open to the public.
WHY: To encourage student research on the undergraduate level. Such research is normally found only in graduate school programs.
Research topics include:
The event concludes with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Dale Heydlauff, vice-president of corporate communications and president of the American Electric Power Foundation. He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation, and was co-chair of the Foundation's "Invest.Inspire" comprehensive campaign.
For additional information, go to http://www.emich.edu/symposium/index.html