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Campus to host first regional research event for undergraduates

3/23/2011 —

Penn State Lehigh Valley will host the first annual Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium beginning at 10 a.m. on April 20 in room 135. Students from seven Penn State campuses will showcase posters and exhibits of their scholarly research in the areas of arts and humanities and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). An awards ceremony recognizing the top three entries will take place at 3 p.m. The symposium is open to the public.


"Students are increasingly recognizing the value in an undergraduate research experience. Our faculty see the value in, not only mentoring students throughout their research, but also providing a platform, like this symposium, for them to showcase and celebrate their scholarly achievements with a broader audience," says Kenneth Thigpen, director of academic affairs at Penn State Lehigh Valley.


Each campus will enter up to six research projects that either recently won a research exhibition at their local campus, or were selected by the campus to participate. Students from the Abington, Brandywine, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, and Worthington-Scranton campuses were invited to submit projects. Each campus will also provide two judges who will evaluate the projects based on content, display, and oral presentation.


For more information, please contact University Relations at 610-285-5067 or email aag18@psu.edu.

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