conference April 22 to celebrate student research
Nearly 400 Shippensburg
University students will participate in the university’s annual Celebration of
Student Research Conference April 22.
highlights the year-long efforts by students who collaborate with faculty to
conduct research in various areas. It will feature 124 poster presentations and 120 oral presentations that will touch on topics such as white collar crime, understanding
the sense of humor and how Facebook influences academic achievement in college
conference, open to the public, is 3:30 to 8 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building.
the global director of advanced engineering project management for Volvo
Construction Equipment will give the keynote address at 7 p.m. April 21 in
Memorial Auditorium. That program is also open to the public.
manages a global team of project managers and a multi-million dollar portfolio
of more than 50 advanced engineering projects at Volvo’s North American
headquarters in Shippensburg. He supports development and implementation of
new technology leading to the early phases of new product development in more
than eight countries including China, Korea, Brazil and Germany. The Volvo
Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 19
countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.
his MBA from Frostburg State and his undergraduate degree at the University of
Pittsburgh. He has been with Volvo Construction Equipment (previously
Ingersoll Rand’s road machinery division) since 1997. Prior to joining
Volvo, he was a senior design engineer at Grove Worldwide (now Manitowoc) in
to Dr. Marc Renault, associate professor of mathematics and chair of the university’s Advisory Council on
“I think that where the conference finds its true value is that it encourages students
and faculty to work together on projects not fully addressed in class.”
information about the conference is available at