The Southern Utah University Walter Maxwell College of Science & Engineering will hosts its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday, November 18 at the Hunter Conference Center.
The Conference focuses on showcasing student-faculty research within the College to inform other students of the research opportunities they can receive and take part in, something Robert Eves, dean of the College of Science & Engineering, stated fuels their fire to join with professors and students of the same interest.
This year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium will begin with keynote H. Roice Nelson, CEO and president of Dynamic Measurement, at 5 p.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall and poster presentations will follow from 6-7 p.m. in various locations throughout the Conference Center. Oral presentations will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, Whiting Room and Charles Hunter Room, all located within the Hunter Conference Center.
The symposium will play host to research that spreads the entire science and engineering spectrum. The research ranges from environmental stressors on larval amphibians to bone density of athletes versus non-athletes. With 58 students and an additional 16 faculty presenting unique research, it truly shows the excellence in education found within the halls of the College of Science & Engineering, according to Eves.
“Before EDGE was required COSE involved students in research and capstone projects. In 2009 we decided to host a venue for all the differing science arenas to allow faculty and staff to present their work. It allows students to see what their peers are doing and collaborate or add to their work to allowing new faculty an opportunity discus their interests and invite students to participate with them,” exclaimed Eves.
He added that this is chance for everyone inside and outside the College “to share your excitement or disappointment with others—share what went right, share what went wrong, share what you want to research now to take it to the next level.”
All invited to attend the symposium, especially those students who are looking for ideas for research and EDGE projects. Many of the research projects by students are in-progress and the students are looking for collaboration ideas or involvement.