March 31 2008
The showcase allows students, who are in engaged in original and creative research under faculty supervision, an opportunity to tell others about their specialized work.
â€œItâ€™s always good for researchers to present their findings of work in public,â€ said Eric Glendening, chemistry chair, interim physics chair and showcase co-chair. â€œDoing research in a vacuum isnâ€™t good for anyone.â€
Students will take their research out of the vacuum and move it into one of four categories: biological and health sciences; physical science, technology and engineering; fine arts and humanities; and business, education and social science. Winners will be selected out of each of the categories for graduate and undergraduate students.
Sixteen students will give 15-minute oral presentations on subjects ranging from â€œMothers Forewarn Offspring About Predators: A Transgenerational Maternal Effect in Behaviorâ€ to â€œExamining the Motivation of Reading, Writing and Culture Awareness Through Net Pal Activities Between American and Taiwanese Children.â€ Oral presentations begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. in Hulman Memorial Student Union rooms 407, 421 and 416.
Additionally, 37 students will have poster presentations of their work in HMSU Dede II and III. Those topics encompass limb regeneration; a study of black men at predominantly white institutions; a history of Terre Hauteâ€™s gambling past and methane to methanol conversion.
Students and faculty will gather in HMSU Dede III at 7:45 p.m. for the awards presentation.
The showcase is sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies.
Contact: Eric Glendening, chemistry chair, interim physics chair and showcase co-chair, at 812-237-2235 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: Jennifer Sicking, assistant director of media relations, Indiana State University, at 812-237-7972 or email@example.com
After months of research, Indiana State Universityâ€™s students have an opportunity to present their findings during the 12th annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Showcase on Wednesday.