|Three students awarded prizes for research posters|
|October 03, 2006|
Three graduate students have been recognized for outstanding research during the School's first Research Poster Display and Contest. William B. Allshouse, Joseph N. LoBuglio and Jon R. Sobus each received a certificate and $25 prize for their efforts.
Their posters and others were displayed in the atrium of the
Michael Hooker Research
Center during the week of
Sept. 25, giving visitors time to browse the displays and learn about the
students' investigations. The awards were presented on Sept 28.
The exhibit and contest is scheduled to occur on a monthly basis, featuring student research efforts from a different department each month. September's presentations were from students in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
Poster projects such as the ones on display last week often
are developed from work prepared for conferences or classes. Projects submitted for the monthly contests
will be evaluated by a faculty panel for substantive and well-documented
content and aesthetic presentation (organization, attractiveness and
legibility). This month's awardees
worked with environmental sciences and engineering faculty and advisors to
present research in the following areas:
The event, sponsored jointly by the Dean's Office, the Office of Research and the Office of Student Affairs, was developed at the suggestion of the dean's Interaction Committee, led by senior associate dean Jules Heisler.
Heisler envisions the exhibit as "a means to recognize the
efforts of our students in the research arena."
He says, "Our hope is to provide opportunities for our students to
interact with faculty and students from other departments and to begin the process
of learning about the interdisciplinary nature of research."
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|Last updated October 04, 2006|