The Natural Sciences and Psychology Departments will host the First Annual Student Research Symposium in the Swails Center on Friday, April 15 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend.
For this event, 11 science and 12 psychology students will present original research on topics such as the effects of multi-tasking, bacteria in local public schools on wrestling mats, growing algae for bio-fuels, levels of caffeine in energy drinks, eye movements and reading speeds, male abuse, the relationship between lying and morality, gender differences in self-esteem, relationship between God-image and self-esteem and views of not wearing make-up in 2011.
"The goal of any academic activity is to prepare our students for their future. Presenting the results from one's research project is good preparation for graduate school, professional school, and the work environment," says Dr. Brian Peek, event coordinator and chemistry professor. "I'm very proud of these students. They have done some interesting and excellent work, and Emmanuel College can be very proud of them and their efforts."
Peek, who created the event to engage Emmanuel College students in the research process and prepare them for effective careers in their fields, hopes that this event will grow and expand to encompass other departments and propel Emmanuel College’s academic growth.
"The student's research projects allow them to put into practice what they have learned in class," says Dr. Rihana Williams, a psychology professor.
Each student will use a visual display to describe his or her project and will be available during the symposium to discuss their findings. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate scientific discovery and a generation of new knowledge.
For information, email Dr. Peek at firstname.lastname@example.org.