Center For Student Research And Creativity

Fall Exposium       Fall Exposium is Coming in September!

Get ready to Celebrate research that was conducted this Summer.  All Research work that Undergraduate students worked on this summer will be on display at the Library Events Area on September 12 from 10:00 - 2:00.  Authors of the research will be there throughout the day, and posters will be up all day.  Come see what your fellow students are researching while, enjoying good food and conversation.  There will be an audience favorite poster competition - So remember to vote and tell your friends!  To Register your poster click HERE; For more information visit our Exposium Page

NCUR 2019

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is the largest conference on undergraduate research in the country. Each year, approximately 4,000 undergraduates from all over the country present their scholarship as posters, oral presentations, performances, and works of art. It is a great opportunity for students to present their research and network with other undergraduate researchers.

Kennesaw State University was selected to host this conference through a national search process. Save the date! KSU will host this conference April 11-13, 2019.

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How are Sycamores aiding research?


Indiana State undergraduate students have ample opportunity to contribute to the world’s growing body of knowledge, while at the same time honing important skills and bolstering their resumes.

As she prepared to observe her first autopsy, Allie Christian felt a bit apprehensive.

But as the procedure got underway, Christian began to relax and take in all the hands-on knowledge she could from local forensic pathologist Roland Kohr.

“Throughout the autopsy, when Dr. Kohr was showing us the heart and the kidneys, I realized they didn’t really look like they did in the textbook,” said Christian, now a third-year nursing student at Indiana State. “It’s cool to put those connections together and see what you learned about on a real person and exactly how it affects them.” 

Intrigued by the reactions and learning outcomes of students like Christian, nursing professors Emily Cannon and Renee Bauer set out to study the value of using autopsies as educational tools. The findings of their research were recently published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing.

Across campus, students are benefitting from their involvement in faculty research projects, both as subjects and as co-researchers. At Indiana State, students have ample opportunity to contribute to the world’s growing body of knowledge, while at the same time honing important skills and bolstering their resumes.

“The exposure to and participation in various stages of research is incredibly beneficial,” Cannon said. “Our students are able to examine research studies, perform some stages of research and, at times, serve as research subjects. The experiences that are provided to our students show them that research is not difficult and that they can study anything that is interesting to them.”

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Sycamore lands a research fellowship through the National Science Foundation and helps scientists learn more about barred owls.

Indiana State Honors student Esther Perisho, 18, knows more about the barred owl than most college students — thanks to her research experiences at the California Academy of Science last summer.

It was a conversation with her advisor about getting a leg up on graduate school that prompted Perisho to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduates through the National Science Foundation’s website. Research Experience for Undergraduates is a paid undergraduate research fellowships that allows students to gain real-world experience in their respective fields.

“A lot of subjects within the field of biology interest me, but my passion lies within conservation biology and so I focused on institutions that offered conservation research projects,” Perisho said. “After a month of writing application essays and applying to 10 different places, I got accepted into the California Academy of Sciences.”

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Jenifer Pollom
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Indiana State University
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