Research Appreciation Week to showcase student work
Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 15:03
Research Appreciation Week will take place from April 4-8 to celebrate the work of IUP faculty, graduate, and undergraduate work as students compete for scholarships and faculty for federal funding.
The events, according to the IUP website, will include informal sessions for research, faculty and staff poster presentations, and recognition of outstanding achievements in research. Events will take place in numerous places across campus.
Hilliary Creely, assistant dean for research at IUP said undergraduates interested in attending grad school one day could greatly benefit from performing research duties over the summer.
"It is excellent preparation for grad school," Creely said. "I would tell undergrads to ask your advisor or favorite professor about research opportunities".
Both the graduate undergraduate forums are open to the public as students present their original research, scholarly activities, research posters, and original works of art.
The inaugural Graduate Scholars Forum, sponsored by School of Graduate Studies will take place April 6 from 9 a.m. until noon at Sutton Hall. Five graduate students will be in participation.
The Undergraduate Scholars Forum, in its sixth year, will take place Tuesday April 5 at the HUB from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at Sprowls Hall from 4:30 to 6. More than 150 undergrads from a variety of majors are expected to participate. The event is sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and the Office of the President.
Further information on these events as well as other events happening during Research Appreciation Week can be found on the IUP website under the Research Appreciation Week section.
This week of events happens every year during the spring semester.
"I would recommend undergrads interested in grad school check out what other students have done [research wise] in case they wanted to participate next year," said Creely.