IU Southeast prepares to hold 11th annual Student Conference

16th April 2015

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Next week, IU Southeast undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to showcase projects, research and other work they have completed.

The 11th annual IU Southeast Student Conference will be held on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, 2015. The conference will occur in University Center North during both days.

With around 300 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students presenting posters and giving oral presentations, the Student Conference is the largest student conference in the Indiana University system.

“The conference is designed to showcase student research and creative activity,” Diane Willie, professor of psychology and dean of research, said.

On both days of the Student Conference, the students with the best posters and oral presentations will receive awards. Additionally, the Chancellor’s Award for Creative Achievement and the Chancellor’s Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement will be presented to students.

On Thursday, April 23, IU Southeast graduate students will present posters and give oral presentations from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration and poster set up will occur in the conference center lobby in University Center North from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, Cathy Johnson, assistant professor of education, will give a presentation from 6:35 to 7 p.m. Student award winners will be announced at 7 p.m.

Undergraduate students – mostly graduating seniors – will present their posters and give oral presentations on Friday, April 24, from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Faculty members will serve as research mentors and judges.

On April 24, registration will occur from 8 to 11 a.m. in the conference center lobby, and a luncheon will follow from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hoosier East in University Center North. During the luncheon, Chancellor Ray Wallace will welcome the conference attendees and present awards to undergraduate students.

Victor Waingeh, assistant professor of chemistry, and Sridhar Ramachandran, associate professor of informatics, will give presentations during the luncheon.

The Student Conference is open to the public. Admission and parking will be free both days.

“The conference, for IU Southeast, provides the opportunity to share with the community the great work that our students do,” Willie said.

Willie said that the conference attendees will likely learn about their community, because some students’ posters and presentations will relate to important topics in the community, such as drinking water quality and local programs.

For more information about the IU Southeast Student Conference, including the full conference schedule and the room numbers of poster sessions and presentations, visit the website or contact Willie at dwille@ius.edu.





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