University to celebrate student research
More than 400 Shippensburg University students will
participate in the university’s annual Minds@Work
Conference April 19 to celebrate student research, scholarship and creativity.
The event highlights the year-long efforts by students who
collaborate with faculty to conduct research in various areas. The conference,
open to the public, is from 3:30 to 9 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building.
sponsored by the Institute for Public Service & Sponsored Programs and the
Advisory Council for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative
conference celebrates student achievements across all disciplines and 31
departments. The conference is open to all students to share what they have
discovered, created, and achieved under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
conference will have:
- 401 presenters
- 141 posters for presentations
- 48 department and student presentations
- 120 faculty members from 31 departments
Get an insider look at one of this year's undergraduate student research projects from Computer Science and Engineering and read about projects on how trauma affects children and how attitudes, emotions and stress in the workplace impact an
employee’s work ethic. The conference program with all of the presentations is available here.
to Dr. Marc Renault, chair of the Advisory Council for Undergraduate Research,
Scholarship and Creative Activities, “I love this conference because I see students
from all disciplines taking control of their learning, pushing it beyond the
comfort of the classroom, exploring uncharted territory. To research is to
force yourself to think clearly and precisely; it is to be tenacious in the
face of the unknown; it is to pull together disparate facts to discover deeper
On April 20, in conjunction with
the celebration, Dr. Neil Shubin will present this year’s Kirkland Spizuoco Memorial Science Lecture. His
lecture, “Your Inner Fish,” is at 7:30 p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts
Center and is free and open to the public.
The lecture is held in memory of Dr. Gordon L. Kirkland Jr.
and Dr. Joseph Spizuoco, who both died in 1999. The series was started to honor
the two long-time faculty members for their dedication and commitment to
Shippensburg students and to their academic fields of biology and physics,
Shubin is the author of two popular science books, The
Universe Within and the best-selling YOUR INNER FISH, which was chosen by
the National Academy of Sciences as the best book of the year in 2009. Trained
at Columbia, Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley, Shubin is
the Robert Bensley Distinguished Service Professor and Associate Dean of
Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago. In 2011 he was elected to the
National Academy of Sciences.
A book signing will follow his talk. For more information,
contact Dr. Todd Hurd in the biology department at 717-477-1751.