End-of-Summer Research Symposium to take place this week

July 29, 2014 | Events, Research, UToday, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
By Cathy Zimmer



The UT community is invited to attend the End-of-Summer Research Symposium Thursday, July 31, in the Student Union.

research-symposiumResearch presentations will be made by undergraduate students participating in the following Office of Undergraduate Research programs:

• First-Year Summer Research Experience Program;

• Undergraduate Summer Research and Creative Activity Program;

• UT-City of Toledo Internship Program;

• National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates Physics Grant;

• Building Ohio’s Sustainable Energy Future; and

• Individual faculty grants and other support, including volunteers.

UT Vice Provost Margaret Traband will give opening remarks at 9:15 a.m. in Student Union Room 2582.

Oral presentations will begin at 9:15 a.m. and at 1 p.m. in Student Union Room 2582.

Poster presentations will start at 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in Student Union 2584.

According to Dr. Thomas Kvale, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, undergraduates benefit from having research opportunities, which help them:

• Clarify academic and career interests;

• Acquire knowledge in an academic field that transcends the classroom;

• Understand how research differs across disciplines;

• Strengthen critical thinking skills, problem solving, and work independently;

• Find a faculty mentor;

• Enhance a resumé for graduate school, professional school or employment;

•Apply theories to real-life situations; and

• Learn and/or experience the methodologies, tools and techniques.

Visit utoledo.edu/honors/undergradresearch for details.