Undergraduate Research Symposium at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will host the thirteenth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Building.

The symposium offers a forum for students to present their research findings and share experiences with the campus and community. The event will include approximately 91 student presentations, involving oral, poster and performing-arts presentations. All projects are sponsored by a Weber State faculty member.

The oral and poster presentations represent a broad cross section of departments and disciplines from each of the seven academic colleges at Weber State.

The presentations include topics such as Bluetooth Enabled LED Matrix Display, Perceptions of Racial Profiling and Scenic Design for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

“The purpose of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for students engaged in undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities to disseminate the results of their projects,” said John Cavitt, Office of Undergraduate Research director. “It also provides a means by which the campus community can come together and celebrate these students for their outstanding work.”

Most students will present their research findings for the first time in a formal setting at the symposium, which will prepare them for presentations at national conferences for their disciplines.

Undergraduate research fosters collaborations between students and faculty mentors, allowing students to explore areas of interest in greater detail or depth.

Awards will be given to outstanding mentors and student researchers at the symposium.

The Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes excellence among undergraduate research mentors.  An outstanding mentor is a good listener who makes himself or herself accessible and available to his or her students, guides a student researcher toward independence, encourages a student researcher to strive for excellence and demonstrates expertise in his or her discipline.

The Outstanding Researcher Award recognizes students for their contributions to undergraduate research. An outstanding researcher makes his or her research a priority and exhibits a good work ethic. Attitude, academic skills, ability, perceptiveness and self-discipline should be considered when making a nomination. An outstanding student researcher is an advocate for undergraduate research.

For more information regarding the Undergraduate Research Symposium, visit weber.edu/OUR.

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Contact:

John Cavitt, director, Office of Undergraduate Research
801-626-8541 • jcavitt@weber.edu

Author:

Melissa Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
801-626-6348 • melissasmith9@weber.edu