Morningside College students will present results from 83 independent or classroom research projects when the college holds its 12th annual Palmer Student Research Symposium on campus Wednesday, April 15.
Morningside College students will present results from 83 independent or classroom research projects when the college holds its 12th annual Palmer Student Research Symposium on campus on Wednesday, April 15.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
Throughout the day in classrooms across campus, students will share research results through oral presentations, poster presentations or panel discussions. Students can present research completed in a class or independent research completed under faculty supervision. The student research projects represent almost every academic department on campus.
The Palmer Student Research Symposium will start at 7:45 a.m. with opening statements from Dr. William Deeds, Morningside’s provost, in the Weikert Auditorium in Buhler Rohlfs Hall, 1701 Morningside Ave.
The keynote speaker, Christian Meissner, will present his speech, “‘We Know You Did It, So Just Confess!’: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving the Practice of Interrogation,” at 12:45 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.
Meissner is a professor of psychology at Iowa State University in Ames. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive and behavioral science from Florida State University and conducts empirical studies in the area of applied cognition, including the role of memory, perception, and decision processes in face recognition, forensic interviewing, deception detection, legal decision making and the comparative forensic sciences. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Palmer Student Research Symposium is coordinated by students Leslie Pfeifer, Nick Misukanis, Maria Bohling, Austin Naylor, Kay Drenkhahn, Brayton Hagge, Kari Miller, Courtney Hoffman and Kayla Samek. 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.