Manchester University research symposium is April 26

Apr 10, 2024, 10:22 AM by Chloe Leckrone
Manchester University’s 26th annual research symposium is Friday, April 26 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Manchester University’s 26th annual research symposium is Friday, April 26 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. 

The research symposium showcases undergraduate and graduate student research across disciplines. It was started by Jo Young Switzer in 1999 to give students and faculty an opportunity to collaborate on research. The event is free and open to the public.

“Students spend a lot of time doing research and adding new knowledge to their fields,” said Jennifer Robison, assistant professor of biology and research symposium committee chair. “The research symposium provides a space for this hard work to be recognized and celebrated.” 

This year’s keynote speaker is Junior Ruby Rusk. Her presentation, “Essential Oils and Antibiotics: Synergizing to Combat Bacteria,” will begin at 6 p.m.

See the full schedule below: 

Academic Center 

3:30 p.m.                          Programs available in Academic Center Lobby 

3:30 p.m.                          Rooms open for oral presentations 

3:35 – 3:55 p.m.              Oral Presentations, Various Rooms 

3:55 – 4:15 p.m.              Oral Presentations, Various Rooms 

4:15 – 4:35 p.m.              Oral Presentations, Various Rooms 

Jo Young Switzer Center 

4:45 – 5:55 p.m.              Poster presentations and refreshments, Speicher Room 

6 – 6:30 p.m.                    Student Keynote Presentation, Lahman Room 

6:30 – 6:50 p.m.              Presentation of awards 

7 p.m.                               Group picture 

For the media 

Contact studentresearchsymposium@nalakainfo.com for more information. 

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