Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium scheduled for April 9

March 09, 2015

Penn State Lehigh Valley will host its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Room 135 at the campus in Center Valley. The public exhibition will take place from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., followed by lunch, a keynote address and an awards presentation. The symposium and keynote address is free and open to the public.

Cecilia Cavanaugh, dean of undergraduate studies and spanish professor at Chestnut Hill College, will be the keynote speaker. In Cavanaugh’s talk, “Poetic Imagination, Aesthetic Emotion and Building Bridges between the Sciences and Humanities: Lessons from Spain’s Residencia de Estudiantes,” she will cover the principles inherent in the founding of the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, Spain, and the philosophy at work in its day-to-day operations which fostered important research and scholarship across the disciplines. Cavanaugh’s presentation is sponsored by the Penn State Faculty Invitational Lecture Series.

The symposium celebrates the participation of undergraduate students in scholarly research journeys in all disciplines. The projects will fall under one of two judging categories: arts and humanities (including behavioral science such as business studies and economics) and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Students who win at the local level will be invited to compete in the annual Penn State Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held April 16 at Penn State Worthington-Scranton.

For more information, contact University Relations at 610-285-5018.

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Last Updated March 11, 2015