Nearly 500 Auburn University students will showcase their creativity and efforts in research as they gather for the annual student research symposium.
Including projects ranging from poultry science to aerospace engineering to music therapy, the This is Research: Student Symposium 2018 will provide Auburn and Auburn Montgomery students an opportunity to share their discoveries University wide.
The daylong event will take place in the Student Center on March 26.
Over 470 undergraduate and graduate students from a number of departments across the University have registered to participate through posters, oral presentations
“Research is a central component of Auburn’s mission, and this symposium lets us feature students who are seeking new discoveries and innovations,” said Steve Taylor, chair of the This is Research Symposia Committee and associate dean for research in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.
Three hundred of the researchers will present posters and displays while another 170 will give 10-minute talks, all under the watchful eyes of judges who will award top honors in a variety of University-wide and college-specific categories.
“Their impactful research covers many areas, from projects in STEM disciplines [science, technology, engineering
John Mason, Auburn University vice president for research and economic development, will host an awards ceremony and reception on April 3 at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker will be assistant research professor Heather Gray-Edwards from Auburn’s Scott-Ritchey Research Center. Gray-Edwards earned her doctorate and doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Auburn and conducts research on gene therapy for treatment of inherited neurologic diseases.
This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2018 will be held this fall in September to recognize faculty excellence in research and creative scholarship.