Morningside College to hold student research symposium

Mar 29, 2019

Morningside College students will present results from more than 100 independent or classroom research projects when the college holds its 16th annual Palmer Student Research Symposium on campus on Wednesday, April 10.

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.

Dr. Rose Krial-Victor will present the keynote speech, "The Reach of the Research Experience” at 12:45 p.m. in UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.

Krial-Victor earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology at New York University, specializing in learning and behavior, and continued her love of physiological psychology with crossover coursework in NYU’s Center for Neural Science. This led to a special interest in neuropharmacology and eventually seeking a career in the pharmaceutical industry. For over 20 years, Krial-Victor has been a qualitative medical market researcher, interviewing physicians, nurses and patients to gather perceptions about use of various pharmaceutical and biotechnology products in the treatment of many medical conditions. 

The Palmer Student Research Symposium is coordinated by students Maddie Dotzler, Jessy Huff, Alex Homan, Kelsey Diggins, Tessa Renze, Kali Hill, Dylan Armstrong, Abby Koch, Elizabeth Roop and Western Iowa Tech Community College representative Bill Clifford. Symposium faculty advisers are Jessica LaPaglia, assistant professor of psychology, and Kari Varner, assistant professor of graduate nursing.

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