Preview of Spring 2017 Student Research Showcases

It’s the perfect time of year to indulge your curiosity about student research at IPFW. In the next three weeks, everyone—faculty, staff, students, community members, YOU—has four opportunities to explore student research at IPFW.


SASI 2016

First, on March 18, the third annual Science and Society at IPFW (SASI) event will be held in collaboration with the Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NEIRSEF). This one-day event will feature student and faculty research and creative endeavors. Past events have featured interactive displays from the physics, biology, computer science, the Environmental Resources Center, and more. SASI is a perfect event for high school students who are interested in doing research in college. Location information and event details.


Communication Showcase

Then, on March 23, you’re invited to the fourth annual Communication Showcase, which features research by students from IPFW’s Department of Communication. Their research spans topics like interview and workplace communication, intercultural communication, persuasive speech, and even one presentation on feminism in Chinese cyberspace! Come support our students and enjoy a free lunch at the Communication Showcase. Location information and event details.


Research and Creative Endeavors

First held twenty years ago, the annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium is the longest running and largest research showcase at IPFW. On March 29, 143 students will present their research and creative endeavor projects. This year’s symposium includes 97 students from 13 departments in Arts & Sciences. Presentations cover everything from comic books to drunk driving to Tim Burton’s cinematic techniques to the provocatively titled “It’s True! No One Knows You’re a Dog on the Internet.” If you’re looking for a one-stop sampling of IPFW’s student research, this is the event for you! Location information and event details.


honors showcase

Finally, IPFW honors students will present their capstone Honors Projects at the Spring 2017 Honors Showcase on March 30 and April 7. Twelve students will present at the event, half of whom are from Arts & Sciences. Topics include teaching genocide in the United States, the Warner Brothers cartoons of 1952, Latin American eugenics, and more. Please RSVP if you wish to enjoy the complimentary lunch and celebratory cake. Location information and event details.

You can learn about past research showcases in various ways. For example, read articles about the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposiums, check out student posters and more from the 1998-2016 Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium Collections on Opus, or read an article on the first annual SASI event. And check out pictures from past Arts & Sciences conferences, including the 2017 Undergraduate History Conference.

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