Poster Presentations will begin at 1:30 p.m. with prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. Disciplines included in this year’s Poster Presentations include Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Psychology, and English.
Students will also give Oral Presentations on their research topic, with disciplines including History, Pre-Law, Music, and Business. The oral presentation will begin at 12:30 in the Marshburn conference room of the Swails Center.
Students from the Communication Studies Department will also use the Symposium as an opportunity to showcase their Capstone Projects.
One of the event organizers is Dr. Brian Peek, Director of Institutional Research at EC. Dr. Peek believes the Symposium is a way to shine a spotlight on the research, hard work and creativity done by EC students.|
“This event gives our students a chance to showcase their knowledge in their chosen discipline,” Dr. Peek said. “In this one day they show what they have learned, communicate with others from a diverse set of backgrounds, and gain confidence in their abilities. They get a chance to show they are the experts.”
In all, 25 students will participate in this year’s Symposium.
EC alumna Marena Bleech (’16) and last year’s Oral Presentation winner, had one piece of advice for the participants.
“Find a topic you’re very interested in because you’re going to be doing a lot of research on it,” Marena said. “Find as many sources and you can and don’t be afraid to ask your professors for help. Don’t be nervous. The presentation itself is in a formal setting, but if you really know your topic and have done the research, when you’re answering questions it won’t be hard."