IU Southeast students showcase research projects

19th April 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN, (April 19, 2012) – If you’ve ever thought about how teachers can help kids stay awake in class, IU Southeast student Micah Robertson could tell you. Or if you’ve ever wondered where the parents are in animated films, IU Southeast student Gina Biesel could explain. Or do you find yourself asking, “Is this real life?” after watching a reality TV show? IU Southeast student Rebecca Worthington has the answers.

Robertson, Biesel, and Worthington are just three of the almost 190 students who will be showing off their research and projects at the 6th Annual IU Southeast Student Conference and Showcase, held April 19th and 20th at IU Southeast.

The Student Conference allows students, faculty, and visitors to celebrate the achievements of the research and creative projects that are undertaken at IU Southeast.

Themes range from society and evolution to aggression and sexuality. Students can present papers or posters and will be judged by a panel of IU Southeast faculty.

Among some of the most unique presentations are Science Fiction in The Handmaid’s Tale: Must it all be Lasers and Aliens?; An Extra Summer Dose, Are You Satisfied at Work?; Coping Strategies: Predetermined by Personality?; and Early Onset of Sexual Activity: Parents and Siblings Role.

The IU Southeast student showcase is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Graduate student presentations run from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Thursday, April 19. Undergraduate student presentations run from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. and again from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 20. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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