Morningside to hold student research symposium

Mar 24, 2017

Morningside College students will present results from more than 100 independent or classroom research projects when the college holds its 14th annual Palmer Student Research Symposium on campus on Wednesday, April 5.

The symposium is free and open to the public.

Throughout the day in classrooms across campus, students will share research through oral presentations, poster presentations or panel discussions. They will present research completed in a class or independent research completed with faculty supervision. There will be students representing almost every academic department on campus.

The Palmer Student Research Symposium will start at 7:45 a.m. with opening statements from William Deeds, Morningside’s provost, in the Yockey Family Community Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.

Catharine Young will present the keynote speech, “Learning to Live with a Lazy Brain,” at 12:45 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.

Young is an accomplished neuroscientist turned science diplomat. She currently serves as senior adviser for science and innovation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the United Kingdom. Based at the British Embassy, Young fosters international collaborations to tackle grand societal challenges including global health, space and clean energy, and she influences science and innovation policies of government, industry and academia. She recently was one of 20 worldwide trailblazers selected to give a TED Talk on an international stage.

The Palmer Student Research Symposium is coordinated by students Alex Allen, Cat Boyle, Amy Carothers, Ryan Coyle, Cody Hankerson, Travis Metzger, Shannon Miller, Allyssa Stevens and Paige Versluis. Symposium faculty advisers are Jessica LaPaglia, assistant professor of psychology, and Kari Varner, assistant professor of nursing education.

The symposium is supported by an endowed gift from the Palmer family in honor of Edward C. and William E. Palmer.