Student Research Conference Set for April 17

Truman will host the 25th Undergraduate and 10th Graduate Student Research Conference (SRC) April 17.

The SRC is a celebration of undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship and creative achievement. To provide an opportunity for all students and faculty members to attend the conference, no classes will meet during the day. Evening classes will meet at their scheduled times.

This year’s conference will feature contributions from more than 400 undergraduate and 34 graduate student authors, mentored by 127 faculty members. Presentations will take the form of oral papers, posters, performing arts and studio arts. The SRC website, available at, provides information on all presentation abstracts, which can be electronically browsed and extensively searched. Customized schedules can be created on the website.

As the SRC Plenary speaker, Truman will welcome visiting scholar, David Micklos, executive director and founder of the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Micklos specializes in eugenics as well as incorporating DNA technology into middle and high school curricula. A description of Micklos’ plenary address can be found on the SRC website. In addition, Micklos will be available in a meet-the-speaker event to discuss Nobel Laureate James Watson and DNA molecular biology in general from 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 16 in Magruder Hall 1096.

Oral papers will be presented in Violette Hall and Magruder Hall. Music performances, art exhibits and oral presentations will be featured in Ophelia Parrish. Hard copy program booklets will be available in buildings with presentations. There will be no registration table or name tags at the SRC event.

A continental breakfast and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks will be available in all presentation buildings. A concurrent poster session and SRC reception will take place in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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