Excitement builds for Centre Symposium
RELEASED: April 10, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—"Got RICE?" is a clever acronym that stands for research, internships, and creative endeavors, and it is the slogan for Centre College's first annual Undergraduate Symposium to be held on Thursday, April 17 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 100 students from 24 academic programs will showcase their work in 86 presentations at the Symposium, an event celebrating students' academic work over the past year and highlighting the College's ongoing focus on the value of experiential learning.
All over campus, students will present an aspect of their academic work in paper presentations, poster presentations, exhibitions and performances. Faculty-student collaborations, co-authored works, independent research, creative writing, internships and visual and performing arts are just a few examples of the types of academic works eligible for submission. The entire community is invited to attend students' presentations.
Students presenting their work in paper sessions (oral/podium presentation) will give a 12-minute talk on their research, internship or creative endeavor. Students presenting their work in the poster session (oral/poster presentation) will stand with their professionally produced posters and talk about their work to conference attendees.
Those presenting their artwork (or works) will be given display space, and students giving musical or theatrical performances will be given 12 minutes to enact their work or a segment of their work in a classroom, studio or performance-hall setting.
Symposium organizers feel that the opportunity to present academic work in a public setting will give students important preparation for graduate school, professional programs and career development.
Some of the presentation topics include: "An Econometric Study of Housing Prices in Central Kentucky," "Nicaragua and 'The New York Times': Public Opinion and the Shaping of Media Coverage" and "Internship at the Maya Mountain Research Farm."
The keynote address, "A Celebration of Undergraduate Creativity and Scholarship," will be delivered at 6:30 p.m. in Carnegie by Stephen Davis, Distinguished Professor of Biology at Pepperdine University.
For a Symposium program, including abstracts, click here.
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