April 21, 2011
Contact: Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284
Students present research at Ohio State Lima Undergraduate Research Forum
Undergraduate students will present their research at the Ohio State University at Lima’s second annual Undergraduate Research Forum from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wed., April 27, Thurs., April 28, and Fri., April 29, 2011, in Reed Hall 160.
“This forum gives students the unique opportunity to share the original research they have done under the guidance of faculty members at Ohio State Lima,” said Tina Schneider, chair of the Undergraduate Research Mentoring Committee. “The research process, the mentorship they receive, and the experience of organizing their findings for a formal presentation are all valuable to the students and applicable to the situations they will encounter throughout their lives.”
Each student or group of students worked with a faculty member to develop the projects. Twelve presentations are planned. Several of the students will also participate in the Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in May in Columbus. One project was also presented at the Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference in New Hampshire last month, providing another outlet to showcase student research.
A panel of judges is made up of several faculty members from various disciplines. The first place winner will receive $300, second $200 and third $100. Prizes will be awarded at Ohio State Lima’s annual awards and honors ceremony June 3, 2011.
The presentation posters will remain on display in the Cook Hall Library from May 2-6. Students can vote on their favorite research project during this time and their votes will be rolled into the judges’ votes to determine winners. Student presenters will discuss their work with the campus community on May 2.
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Editors’ Note: We encourage spectators and members of the media to enter and leave the competition room between presentations. Each should take no more than 15 minutes and will include time for questions from the judging panel. Members of the media are also invited to come from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mon., May 2, 2011, when student presenters discuss their projects in the Cook Hall Library.