Celebrating Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity
April 21, 2015
2:00-8:30 PM CUB
Our annual conference (formerly the Celebration of Student Research) showcases the many exciting and innovative activities that take place on our campus. Undergraduate and graduate students alike from all disciplines present their research and creative work. From the sciences and humanities, to business, creative arts, and human services, the conference celebrates students' achievements. Last year over 400 students participated in the conference with posters, oral presentations, panel discussions, and works of art.
2015 Conference Information -
Keynote Speaker -
“Black Holes: Songs from Space”
Janna Levin; Cosmologist and Author
April 22, 2015 ~ 7:30 PM at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center
This year we are partnering with the Kirkland/Spizuoco Memorial Science Lecture
Janna Levin is changing the way we understand the cosmos. She brings originality,
lucidity—and even poetry—to one of humanity’s oldest sciences. On stage, Levin
expands on her mind-bending yet concrete ideas. From black holes to creativity,
to the union of art and science, she shows audiences just how far science has
come—and where it’s headed.
is a gifted young cosmologist whose debut book, How the Universe Got Its Spots, fuses geometry, topology, chaos, and string
theory to show how the pattern of hot and cold spots left over from the big
bang may one day help reveal the true size and shape of the universe. Meanwhile
her latest book, A
Madman Dreams of Turing Machines,
bridges fiction and nonfiction to tell a strange story of coded secrets,
psychotic delusions, mathematical truth, and age-old lies. She re-opens the
long dormant questions we all have about the nature of reality and makes
cutting edge science accessible to anyone willing to expand their mind.
professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University,
Levin was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2012. Her scientific research concerns
the early universe, chaos, and black holes. Her book A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers
which “honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work …
represents distinguished literary achievement.” It also was a runner-up for the
PEN/Hemingway award for “a distinguished book of first fiction.”
Levin has worked at the Center for Particle Astrophysics
(CfPA) at UC Berkeley, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical
Physics (DAMTP) at Cambridge University, and the Ruskin School of Fine Art and
Drawing at Oxford University, where she won an award from the National
Endowment for Science, Technology, and Arts. Levin holds a BA in physics and
astronomy from Barnard College with a concentration in philosophy, and a PhD
from MIT in physics.
signing to follow. THIS
EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Conference Registration Information:
- Registration is now closed.
- There is no cost to present and no cost to attend.
Student Registration Form - Students
can sign up to present a poster, deliver an oral presentation, or
present a work of art. If you are signing up to deliver an oral
presentation, you should first check with your department to see if they
are organizing a session for students speakers.
Faculty Registration Form - A
faculty member can organize a session of student presenters. Faculty
have wide flexibility in the type of session they can organize.
Past Conference Programs:
2014 Celebration of Student Research Conference Program
2013 Celebration of Student Research Conference Program
2012 Celebration of Student Research Conference Program
We are glad to address any questions you have or to provide assistance with the conference. Please call the Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs at 477-1251 or e-mail the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please return to this site for periodic updates on the conference.