Published: April 10, 2014
Research is typically thought of as a pursuit for faculty or graduate students, but participating in a research project as an undergraduate gives students a better understanding of their field and the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty.
The University of Tampa will celebrate undergraduate research at the University with a series of events from April 24–30:
- Thursday, April 24: Celebrating Honors Day. The Honors Program undergraduate research fellows will be officially recognized and give oral presentations of their findings as part of Honors Day celebrations. Presentations begin at 4 p.m. on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center.
- Friday, April 25: College of Natural and Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium. CNHS students will present their current or recently completed research projects in a poster format. The keynote presentation by Summer Decker, assistant professor in the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, will be held in Sykes College of Business Room 131 from 2–3 p.m. Poster presentations will be held in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge from 3–5 p.m.
- Friday, April 25: Sykes College of Business Student Research Day. Students from the Sykes College of Business will present their current or recently completed research projects in a poster format. Poster presentations will be held in the Cass Gym from 3–5 p.m.
- Sunday, April 26: Annual Human Rights Conference. Organized by UT's Human Rights Think Tank, the conference is dedicated to the understanding, analysis and promotion of the global human rights movement. Presentations will be made by students, academicians and human rights activists. The keynote speaker is Douglas Mcelhaney, the U.S. ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2004 to 2007, who will speak at 10:05 a.m. The conference will be held on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 30: College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education Undergraduate Research Conference. CSSME students will present original, empirical research within an area of the disciplines represented in the college. The event will be held in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge from 4–5:30 p.m.
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