Twelve Bryan students will present results of their research during the third annual Undergraduate Research Conference Friday, April 5.
Dr. Salvatore Musumeci, a member of the Undergraduate Research Council which sponsors the conference, said students submit research abstracts summarizing their studies, and a committee selects the top projects to be presented during the conference.
Dr. Lisa Diller Keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Lisa Diller, professor of history at Southern Adventist University. She will speak to conference participants on “Reconciling the Life of the Mind with the Christian Walk.”
Dr. Musumeci said the conference is an effort to showcase academic achievement of Bryan students. “When a student performs on the athletic field, or in theatre or one of the performing arts, other people can physically witness what they do. In the classroom you can’t do that. The Undergraduate Research Conference is an interdisciplinary platform where we can showcase what our students are doing.
“One of the benefits we have seen is that students start talking about their areas and realize how something they read in World Literature I relates to the history they studied in Western Civilization. They are realizing that we don’t just study subjects in a vacuum.”
The conference will begin with a reception at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, in the library. Visit the website for more information about the Undergraduate Research Conference.