Conference Celebrates Undergraduate Researchers

Week-long event includes research poster presentations and the Raider Research Fair.

Written by Sherrel Jones

More than 100 students are anticipated to present their research in poster or paper format, which will represent the multiple disciplines and colleges across campus.

More than 100 students are anticipated to present their research in poster or paper format, which will represent the multiple disciplines and colleges across campus.

The Center for Undergraduate Research will host a week-long conference for students to present their findings, network with fellow researchers and participate in research-related panels.

At the opening ceremony event, President Guy Bailey will speak about the importance of undergraduate research as the university continues its Tier One status journey. Attendees can view undergraduate research poster presentations and enjoy light hors d'oeurves. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. March 29 in the Student Union Building Ballroom.

"The conference offers an opportunity for undergraduate students to attend research-focused events, network with fellow researchers and participate in panel sessions," said Jeannie Diaz, director for the Center for Undergraduate Research. "The event also is a chance for faculty and graduate students to review paper or poster presentations and support undergraduate researchers."

Sessions about different elements of research will be hosted throughout the week. More than 100 students are anticipated to present their research in poster or paper format, which will represent the multiple disciplines and colleges across campus.

Some of the sessions include quantitative and qualitative undergraduate research, research ethics, EndNote Web, grad school 101, tackling literature reviews and publishing and presenting research.

Other events include the Raider Research Fair, which will be an occasion for students to network with different departments interested in recruiting researchers. The fair will begin at noon on March 31 in the Student Union Building Ballroom.

All faculty and students are invited to attend the event to support undergraduate researchers.

For more information, visit the center's Web site or e-mail cur@ttu.edu.

Center for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research, recently established under the Office of the Provost, seeks to engage the university community in undergraduate research initiatives.

The center provides support and funding for undergraduate students and faculty while developing innovative programs and activities to enhance undergraduate research at the university level and beyond. Undergraduates engaged through the center and its cohorts have the opportunity to apply concepts from their college courses to real life situations in order to further their creative achievement.

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