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EIU to Showcase Students' Faculty-Mentored Research; Public Invited


More than 120 presentations involving the faculty-mentored work of 150 students will be shared during Eastern Illinois University’s Student Research and Creative Discovery Conference, scheduled to take place Friday, April 1.

The event is open to all interested members of the community, as well as to fellow students, faculty and staff.  There is no admission fee.

Bringing together undergraduate and graduate students from across campus, this celebration of student achievement will feature poster and oral presentations, as well as performances of public speaking and musical recitals. Research projects include student work in business, education, philosophy, biology, sociology, theatre and many other fields.

President David Glassman will welcome participants at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union.  Following the welcome, Provost Blair Lord will present the Faculty Mentor Awards, recognizing the excellence of EIU’s faculty mentors who work one-on-one with students to ensure that they develop skills that enable them to do independent research and creative work.

The first poster session will begin at 12:35 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, while concurrent oral presentations will begin in the meeting rooms on the Union’s third floor.  Musical recitals will take place at 1 and 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

A complete schedule of events, including titles of presentations and names of participants, is available online here.

The Student Research and Creative Discovery Conference builds on Eastern’s long tradition of supporting student research, and replaces the annual Showcase EIU event.  The conference is organized by the university’s Undergraduate Research Task Force and funded by the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College.

All interested members of the community are welcome to attend.



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