Westminster Hosts 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Fair
Students showcase their research to the campus community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Krista DeAngelis, (801) 832-2682
April 7, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY– Westminster College will host its Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Fair on Friday, April 10, 2009, in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. The fair will provide Westminster undergraduates with an opportunity to share their research with the campus community.
The all-day event celebrates and recognizes the academic achievement of students engaged in high-level research under the guidance of the college's faculty members. Undergraduate students from all of Westminster's programs, majors, and schools can participate with the approval of a faculty sponsor.
“Presenting research to a group of their peers gives students a chance to showcase their scholarly work in a different venue than class presentations,” said Tim Dolan, Undergraduate Research Fair coordinator. “It also requires them to distill their research into a concise overview and present it in ways that a general audience can understand. This day is a public celebration of creative and scholarly work across the disciplines.”
Students will present their work in one of two formats: a poster presentation or delivery of a paper. Students delivering a paper are grouped into panels that encourage discussion about their topics. The audience is made up of fellow students, faculty members, staff, administration, friends and family members. Presentations can be based on substantive in-class papers, scientific research, thesis work, independent study projects, community service activities, etc.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.