(April 7, 2011)

Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

20th Annual Student Research Forum set for April 14-15

View the complete schedule and all abstracts for the 2011 Research Forum.

SHREVEPORT, LA (Centenary News Service)— Centenary students will present their best works of exploration and invention to fellow students and faculty during the 20th Annual Student Research Forum Thursday, April 14 and Friday April 15.

This year, more than 47 students representing fields of study from across campus will take part in the two-day event that provides them the opportunity to communicate their independent studies, senior seminars or summer research projects to the Centenary community.

"This year we have one of the largest groups of participants taking part in the forum," said Dr. Matt Weeks, Associate Professor of psychology and Director of the Student Research Forum. "We have students presenting summer research projects from when they were in New York, Dallas and Seattle just to name a few. For many, this is a personal experience they get to share with our faculty and community, and they are to be commended for their efforts and quality of work. We take great pride in our students' research here at Centenary and value the opportunity students have to conduct and share this work"

The Research Forum will be divided into two parts including poster presentations and oral presentations. Students will make their poster presentations in Mickle Hall, on the second floor beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, with oral presentations taking place on Friday at Carlile Auditorium in Mickle Hall, and Kilpatrick Auditorium in the Smith Building. Research will be divided into three areas: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Social Sciences and Humanities presentations take place in Kilpatrick Auditorium from 12:55 — 3:50 p.m.; and Natural Sciences in the Carlile Auditorium from 1:25 — 3:50 p.m.

Judges for the presentations include Dr. David Bieler, Associate Professor of Geology, Dr. Greg Butcher, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Dr. Scott Chirhart, Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Daniel Henderson, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Dr. George Newtown, Professor of English, Dr. Ross Smith, Associate Professor of Music, and Dr. Gloria Walker, Assistant Professor of Political Science.

A community tradition for the past 20 years, the Research Forum is modeled upon long-standing academic traditions of conference-based information sharing and feedback.

View the complete schedule and all abstracts for the 2011 Research Forum.

For more information, contact Dr. Matt Weeks at 318.869.7268.