Annual Symposium Highlights Student Research

by Michaela Carpenter, Public Relations Writer

In an effort to promote undergraduate research and collaborative work between disciplines, Cedarville University will host its eighth annual Research and Scholarship Symposium on April 12. The event takes place in the Stevens Student Center and is open to all students, faculty and staff. 

Last year’s symposium included more than 50 posters and 30 podium presentations, each representing the work of an individual or a group of up to six researchers. Kristi Coe, health sciences librarian and coordinator of this year’s event, said she anticipates a similar level of involvement this year.

This annual symposium highlights what is happening in different disciplines and helps students see opportunities for collaborative work, but for Coe, the biggest benefit is simply the research experience it provides students. 

“For many of our students, undergraduate research is one of the skills they need to have when they leave Cedarville,” said Coe. “This is a great opportunity for them to display those abilities that are preparing them for the next step.”

Anyone interested in participating in this year’s symposium can submit abstracts online at http://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/research_scholarship_symposium/. The deadline for abstract submissions is March 29.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.