SALISBURY, MD---With topics ranging from science to science fiction to local history, more than 100 Salisbury University students from all majors present their independent scholarship at the sixth annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference (SUSRC) from 1-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Henson Science Hall, Devilbiss Hall and the Guerrieri University Center.
Students from all four of SU’s schools share their work in presentation and poster sessions. In addition, the Outstanding Research Mentor Award will be presented to a faculty member for excellence in guiding student research.
The SUSRC celebrates student scholarship, artistic and professional achievement and gives them a chance to share their knowledge and ability. Presentations are organized into themed sessions, ranging from molecular biology to music composition, education to economics.
Student research is an international movement in higher education, broadly recognized for giving students a chance to focus their enthusiasm for a subject into the capstone experience of an independent project. This can take the form of a case study, a creative performance or portfolio, or an in-depth study of a problem in any academic discipline.
"I am pleased to see the SU Student Research Conference growing and becoming more diverse,” said Dr. Richard England, conference director. “We have a great variety of presentations and I hope that the university and wider public will come out to see what some of Salisbury's best graduate and undergraduate students have accomplished.
“As we look ahead to hosting the National Undergraduate Research conference in 2008, we expect to see student research become even more important to Salisbury University in the next few years."
Faculty increasingly are called on to guide students’ research and creative projects. In recognition of this, the SUSRC presents an annual Outstanding Research Mentor Award, announced at the conference at 6 p.m.
A program of the sessions and poster titles is available at the SUSRC Web site, www.salisbury.edu/academic/ugresearch/susrc.htm. The conference is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SURC Web site. "