Auburn University students showcasing their research April 13

Published: March 28, 2016
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Auburn University will hold its "This is Research: Student Symposium 2016" on April 13 in the Student Center, giving Auburn and Auburn Montgomery students an opportunity to share their research university-wide. More than 350 undergraduate and graduate students will participate through oral presentations, posters and creative scholarship displays.

"We have great students who conduct research in many areas, from projects in STEM disciplines [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] to the arts and humanities," said Jennifer Kerpelman, chair of the This is Research Symposia Committee. "They are conducting research with our world-class faculty on projects that could shape new developments in health care, food production, business models, to name a few.

"This is also an opportunity for prospective students and potential employers to view and discuss our current students' research."

An awards ceremony and reception, hosted by Auburn University Vice President for Research and Economic Development John Mason, will be held April 18 at 5 p.m. in the Student Center ballroom. The keynote address will be given by Auburn alumnae Mallory Lucier-Greer, who earned a master's degree and doctorate from the College of Human Sciences' Department of Human Development and Family Studies in 2008 and 2012, respectively. She is an assistant professor at Florida State University conducting research on the intersection of risk and resilience in vulnerable families; couple and family processes in military families, low-resource families and step-families; and applications to educational and clinical settings.

A fall event, "This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2016," is set for Sept. 16 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center to recognize faculty excellence in research. The work of creative scholarship by faculty and students will be showcased during the last two weeks of September at the Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and other venues.

More information about the symposiums is available on the website at www.auburn.edu/thisisresearch or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/231933427142262/. For more information, contact Jennifer Kerpelman, chair of the This is Research Symposia Committee, at kerpejl@auburn.edu.