Colorado State University undergraduate students will showcase their research and creative projects in a universitywide symposium April 8.
The All-University Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium will recognize students for their work and award scholarships for outstanding achievements. More than 100 undergraduates will display research, creative work and performing art pieces in the symposium. This year will be the first year in which research will be showcased in conjunction with creative and performing art. Previously, the two areas had separate symposiums.
"This symposium is unique because of the focus on undergraduate work," said Thomas Sneider, event coordinator. "The symposium shows that research and independent creative work are not only graduate and faculty activities, but are very much a part of undergraduate life at Colorado State."
This year’s symposium, held in the Lory Student Center, will include oral presentations from 9 a.m.-noon in Room 208-210; posters and video presentations from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Main Ballroom, and an exhibit of plastic arts displayed in the Curfman Gallery.
An awards ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 228 of the Lory Student Center. Philosophy Professor Holmes Rolston will deliver a keynote address titled "Luck, Opportunity, Curiosity and Hard Work" at the ceremony.
Faculty committees will judge the work submitted to the symposium. Work judged to be of highest distinction will receive plaques and $250 scholarships. Those submitting work judged to be of high distinction will win $125 scholarships. Individual colleges also will have the option to offer additional awards.
In addition, one $250 scholarship will be awarded to the student who enters a poster which is determined to most effectively communicate technical ideas in a way that is understandable to lay audiences. The winning poster in this category will be selected by a panel of media representatives.