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2021 Research Symposium Goes Virtual April 22-23

Make plans to attend the 2021 Research Symposium April 22-23. All the presentations (keynote address, posters, and oral presentations) are virtual through Blackboard and Microsoft Teams.

Undergraduate research is the exploration of a specific topic within a field by an undergraduate student who makes an original contribution to the discipline. Students may work on their own or collaborate with faculty members.

This year, 34 undergraduates and 19 graduate students will present orally.

“Although the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced in-person interactions between faculty and students on campus, faculty-student research collaborations continue to grow,” Dr. Yao Yuan-Yeh, chair of the Committee for Student Research, said. “I am delighted to present the 2020-21 Annual UST Research Symposium, the first and ever virtual research symposium. This event symbolizes our continuing commitment to the unity of all knowledge and engagement in a diverse, collaborative community.”

Kicking off the Research Symposium are keynote speakers Drs. Amber Miller and Richa Chandra, who host the popular podcast “Wisecast, Women in STEM and Education.” Their presentation title is “Thrive - Strive: Bringing Equity and Equilibrium to STEM.”

A part of the Research Symposium is the Honors Colloquium focused on heroism. The colloquium is scheduled for Friday, April 23 from 4-5 p.m. Faculty advisors are Drs. Michael Boler and Thomas Harmon.