Students at Penn State New Kensington will have the opportunity to present their research in a public forum at the eighth annual Research and Creative Exposition from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the campus Athletics Center.
The exposition provides students, under the guidance of a faculty adviser, with the opportunity to choose a topic, conduct research, draw conclusions and present their information in a public setting. A concurrent job fair in the Athletics Center also gives students and visitors the chance to speak with potential employers from the region.
The competition is divided into two categories: posters and oral presentations. The poster category is designed to convey the project's significance to scholars in the field and potential significance to the general public. The student's written research is translated into a poster. Participants are judged on content, display and oral defense of their project.
The oral presentation category is designed to take written research and present it in an engaging 10-minute presentation. Presenters are judged on written materials, topic significance, objectives, methods, responsible knowledge, invention, preparation and delivery.
Last year, a record 86 students researched 55 projects that were exhibited in a poster format or delivered orally.
For more on the research exposition, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Academics/ugradresearch.htm