EMU students research takes center stage during 32nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

by Pamela Young, Published March 29, 2012

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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:

  • EMU Planetarium Opening Simulation: Sound Design and Engineering
  •  Disney's Adaptation of Fairy Tales.
  • Challenges to West African Democracies: The Case of Niger, Nigeria and Togo.
  • The Effects of Online Social Networks on Long-Distance Communication.
  • Forensics and Debate: A Tradition of Excellence at EMU.

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


Pamela Young

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