20th Annual Student Research Conference to Showcase Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement

On April 3, Truman will hold its 20th annual Student Research Conference, which will feature a broad spectrum of presentations from all degree-granting academic divisions. Scheduled classes will not formally meet during the day of the Conference, thereby providing the opportunity for all students and faculty members to attend and fully participate.

The day will be a Universitywide celebration of undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship, and creative achievement. This year’s anniversary Conference will be a record year, with 351 presentations delivered by 457 student authors who are mentored by 163 faculty, 149 from Truman. Students will present their scholarly work in a range of presentation types, including oral papers, posters, performing arts, studio arts and technology displays.

The day will also include a Conferencewide Plenary Address by Keith Devlin, senior researcher at The Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University and its executive director, as well as consulting professor in their department of mathematics and “The Math Guy” on NPR, who will be speaking on the use of mathematics in the television series “NUMB3RS.” His visit to Truman is co-sponsored by the STEP program at Truman State University. The Plenary Session begins at 11 a.m. in Violette Hall 1000. More information can be found on the Conference Web site (http://src.truman.edu).

Papers will be delivered in lecture and classrooms in Violette Hall and Ophelia Parrish. Music performances and art exhibits will be in Ophelia Parrish, as will the poster and technology session. The library will have a display in Violette Hall in the morning. At lunchtime, there will be a research roundtable in the Student Union Building, focusing on Intercultural Communication. To further encourage dialogue among all members of the University community, several Conferencewide refreshment breaks and a reception are included in the program.

The Conference Web site (http://src.truman.edu) includes the full Conference program and all presentation abstracts, which can be electronically browsed and extensively searched. Anyone visiting the Web site can create a custom schedule of presentations and events that he or she would like to attend. In addition, the Web site includes other useful information for students and faculty, and historical details about past Conferences.
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