Annual student research forum showcases discoveries

| March 6, 2015

NEWARK – The Ohio State University at Newark will host the 11th annual Student Research Forum on March 11 from 1 – 5 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center. The forum is an opportunity for students to present their school-funded research before a diverse panel of judges. The panel includes Ohio State Newark faculty across multiple disciplines who will give valuable feedback to benefit students’ learning experiences.

For some students, it also serves as effective practice in a formal setting before they present at larger conferences like the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychology Association and others. Other students whose research is not yet complete will be proposing research topics to increase awareness of their subject matter.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the campus and the community to see some of our best and brightest,” said Dr. Nathaniel Swigger, Assistant Professor and co-organizer of the event. “In the end it’s all about our hard-working students presenting their research accomplishments.”

Student participants give a poster presentation followed by an oral presentation. Both are judged in separate categories divided between those students who are presenting completed research and students who are proposing research topics. The poster presentation is the slightly less formal of the two types, where student researchers will be displaying posters and giving brief overviews while face-to-face with judges. Meanwhile, the oral presentation demands that students spend from about 15 to 20 minutes providing well-rehearsed presentations from a podium. Each will have time reserved at the end for question and answer sessions.  This event is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

To learn more about the Student Research Forum or about student research at Ohio State Newark, contact Nathaniel Swigger, Assistant Professor, Political Science at [email protected].

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