Morningside College students will present results from 163 independent or classroom research projects when Morningside holds its 11th annual Palmer Student Research Symposium.
Morningside College students will present results from 163 independent or classroom research projects when Morningside holds its 11th annual Palmer Student Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 9, in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave., and Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
Throughout the day students will share research results through oral presentations, poster presentations or panel discussions. Students can present research projects completed in a class or independent research projects completed under faculty supervision. The student research projects represent almost every academic department on campus.
The Palmer Research Symposium will start at 7:45 a.m. in the Yockey Family Community Room of the Olsen Student Center with opening statements from William Deeds, Morningside’s vice president of academic affairs and dean. The keynote speaker, Dana Dunn, will present his speech, “Insiders and Outsiders: The Social Psychology of Disability,” at 12:45 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of Lincoln Center.
Dunn is currently working as a professor of psychology and assistant dean for special projects at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., and is also the editor-in-chief of the Oxford Bibliographies. His studies examine teaching, learning and liberal education, as well as the social psychology of disability. Dunn writes a blog on teaching psychology called “Head of the Class” for Psychology Today. This past year Dunn received the American Psychological Foundation’s Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology.
The Palmer Student Research Symposium is coordinated by students Stephaney Eckhart, Kelly Kanaan, Kalee Gross, Kay Drenkhahn, Nick Misukanis, Megan Deichmann, Quinton Behlers, Maria Bohling, and Leslie Pfeifer. Symposium faculty advisers are Jackie Barber, professor of nursing education, and Kim Christopherson, associate professor of psychology.
The Palmer Student Research Symposium is supported by an endowed gift from the Palmer family in honor of Edward C. and William E. Palmer.