The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will host its third annual Research Horizons Poster Session today in the Mountainlair Ballrooms, beginning at 11 a.m. The entire campus community is welcome to this free event to view the posters and discuss the projects with the researchers.
More than 100 undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and academic staff members will display 88 posters on a wide range of current research and creative work in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and physical sciences. Projects include a psychology study that examined physician communication with asthma patients and families, a communication studies project that looked at communication behaviors between students and instructors out of the classroom, an examination of African-American English in Appalachia, and a chemistry study that examined the recovery and separation of dissolved proteins in seawater.
“This event provides us with a unique opportunity to learn what others are doing in our college, to develop interdisciplinary relationships, and to share the excitement of creation and discovery in the arts and sciences with each other and the entire campus,”said M. Duane Nellis, dean of the college.
Posters will be available for viewing at 11 a.m. today through 3 p.m. tomorrow. The scholars will be available to describe their projects from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the first day of the two-day event, and a light buffet lunch will be available.
“An enormous variety of scholarship is produced by students and faculty in the Eberly College, and we hope that this event will help those of us in the college, as well as students and faculty from other units, to learn more about the breath and depth of research and creative work being conducted here,”said Fred King, coordinator of the event and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the Eberly College.
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of 16 academic units and 16 centers, institutes, and special programs in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and physical sciences, and the professional fields of public administration and social work. The college offers more than 50 academic programs from the undergraduate level through doctoral degrees, as well as numerous certificate programs and academic minors.