Student Research Conference Showcases Achievements

On April 13, Truman will conduct its 23rd annual Student Research Conference, which will feature a broad spectrum of presentations by students from all academic disciplines.

Scheduled classes will not meet during the day of the Conference, thereby providing the opportunity for all students and faculty members to attend and fully participate. Evening classes will meet as scheduled.

The day will be a University-wide celebration of undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship and creative achievement.

This year’s Conference will be a record event, with 360 presentations delivered by 519 student authors who are mentored by 160 faculty, 146 from Truman.

Students will present their scholarly work in a range of presentation types, including oral papers, posters, performing arts and studio arts.

The day will also include a Conference-wide plenary address by Dr. Denise Von Glahn, professor of musicology and director of the Center for Music of the Americas at Florida State University. The plenary session begins at 11 a.m. in Violette Hall 1000.

Registration will take place in the Student Union Building from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Student presenters, faculty mentors and session moderators should pick up their name tags at the registration table.

A program book, including the full schedule of presentations, maps and other information, will be available at the registration desk in the Student Union Building on the day of the conference.

Oral papers will be delivered in classrooms in Violette Hall and Magruder Hall, and music performances and art exhibits will be in Ophelia Parrish.

The poster session will be in the Georgian Room of the Student Union Building, as will the closing reception.

Several refreshment breaks are scheduled throughout the day.

A full Conference program and all presentation abstracts can be found online at The abstracts can be electronically browsed and extensively searched.

Website visitors can create a custom schedule of presentations and events to attend. The website also includes other useful information for students and faculty, and historical details about past Conferences. 

The Student Research Conference is planned and coordinated by the Office of Student Research.
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