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Student Research Showcased

Published: May 03, 2014

CHENEY, Wash. - A record number of more than 600 students from Eastern Washington University's four colleges will present their research, service learning projects and creative works-including films, artwork, and musical compositions-at the 17th annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium May 13-14, on the Cheney campus.

This year's symposium kicks off the countdown to Eastern hosting the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

The symposium is the largest, campus-wide academic event at EWU. The event showcases projects completed by undergraduate and graduate students after months of preparation with their faculty mentors. This year, also a record number, 145 members of the EWU faculty and staff have volunteered their time to help students develop their research and creative work. The symposium gives participants the chance to present this research or creative work-via oral/poster presentation, interactive exhibit, or artistic display-in a formal, professional setting.

The event kicks off with an evening of artistic presentations and performances on Tuesday:

Day 1: Creative Works, May 13
Time: 4:30-8 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Complex
Details: Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Art Building entrance; appetizers and dessert will be served in the foyer from 4:30-7 p.m.; presentation sessions will include art and design, music composition, film, theatre and creative writing. There will also be an open rehearsal of the upcoming play A View from the Bridge beginning at 7 p.m. in the Theatre.

Day 2: Research, May 14
Oral and Interactive Research Presentations:
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Senior Hall and Hargreaves Hall
Details: Oral and interactive research presentations will take place on all three floors of Senior Hall. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Senior Hall foyer. There will be tables in the lobby providing information about Community Engagement and Service Learning, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Graduate Studies, the McNair Scholars Program, Northwest Boulevard, the Easterner, Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU), and EWU Libraries. Sessions will feature research and service-learning projects from a wide variety of academic disciplines across campus including psychology, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, sociology, philosophy, women's and gender studies, engineering and design, physical therapy, occupational therapy, English and anthropology.

Poster Presentations:
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Hargreaves Hall
Details: This year, poster presentations will take place on the second floor of Hargreaves Hall in the Reading Room. Check-in will still be held in Senior Hall. Sessions will feature research from a wide variety of academic disciplines across campus including dental hygiene, technical communication, geology, biology, psychology and physical education, health and recreation.

Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Pence Union Building (PUB), MPR
Keynote Address: "Thrill-seeking explorer vs science nerd: How to use your research skills as the springboard to experience thrill, excitement, and satisfaction in your career" by Jon Hammermeister, PhD, department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation

More information:
Contact: Lindsey Porter, EWU Symposium Coordinator, 509.359.6826.


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