Research expo highlights student projects

March 23, 2011

Students at Penn State New Kensington will present their research in a public forum at the ninth annual Research and Creative Exposition from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the campus Athletics Center. Also, in conjunction with the expo, Penn State New Kensington hosts the third annual Career Day from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Athletics Center.

The exposition provides students, under the guidance of a faculty adviser, with the opportunity to conduct research, draw conclusions and present their information in a public setting. Last year, a record 63 students researched 44 projects that were exhibited in a poster format or delivered orally.

The expo coordinators are Bill Hamilton, assistant professor of biology; Rob Mathers, assistant professor of chemistry; and Tracie Brockhoff, demonstration and equipment specialist for biology and chemistry.

Career Day complements the Expo by creating new opportunities for the students and faculty to build stronger contacts with local industries through sharing of career information while also highlighting the campus' many research and creative activities. The event is open to current Penn State students and recent graduates and admission is free. For more information on Career Day, contact Jim Shields, career services coordinator, at 724-334-6065 or

For more on the expo, visit online.


  • Students present their research in a public setting.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated March 28, 2011