SVC to Showcase Student Research at 15th Annual Academic Conference April 25

by Public Relations | Apr 04, 2018

April 4, 2018

Nearly 300 Saint Vincent College students will be showcasing their research and other academic accomplishments for their classmates, professors and the general public at the College’s 15th Annual Academic Conference from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the entrance atrium and adjoining hallways of the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College.

The conference is a multidisciplinary exposition and presentation of student research and academic accomplishments.

College-bound high school students, parents, teachers, counselors and other interested persons are welcome to attend. Admission is free and open to the public.

This year’s conference will feature work by students in a wide variety of disciplines, including areas of accounting, anthropology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology, chemistry, communication, computer science, cybersecurity, criminology, law and society, education, engineering, English, environmental chemistry, environmental science, history, information technology, international studies, internships, liberal arts, management, mathematics, music, physics, psychological science, sociology, studio arts and theology.

While many students will share their work through posters and displays, others will present their work in presentations, panel sessions, demonstrations and performances.

Dr. Devin Fava, assistant professor of psychological science, and Dr. Derek Breid, assistant professor of engineering science, co-chair a faculty committee consisting of Dr. Timothy Kelly, professor of history; Alice Kaylor, dean of studies; Dr. Jeffrey Godwin, associate professor of management; Dr. Mark Rivardo, professor of psychology, Dr. Michael Rhodes, professor of biology; and Dr. Gil Bogner, associate professor of history; that is coordinating arrangements for the conference.

The conference is designed to communicate a fuller appreciation for the intellectual dynamic that lies at the center of academic life of Saint Vincent College.

An academic conference resource page will be featured on the Saint Vincent College website where students will find details about student research, guideline documents, templates, student research grants and helpful links. This page includes resources contributed by a number of faculty members.

The conference will continue its integration of the arts in practice following the popular fine arts demonstrations that were done previously. Br. Mark Floreanini, O.S.B., associate professor of fine arts, will schedule students demonstrating art and textiles. They will be showing some of the skills they’ve been developing in their classes utilizing needle felting and weaving.

The Academic Conference provides an opportunity for the Saint Vincent community to celebrate the work its students have been doing across disciplines. It is hoped that many underclassmen will attend the event to be inspired by these accomplishments and envision themselves as their academic career progresses.


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