The 2017 Faculty & Student Symposium (#JUSymp2017) this Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4, features more than 200 projects, with topics such as Diagnosing Childhood ADHD in Primary Care; Market Globalization Strategies to Succeed; Protons vs. Photons in Radiation Therapy; Nature of Art; Exercise is Medicine; and How Fish Eyes Focus Compares to the Human Eye.
Held in conjunction with JU’s Undergraduate Research opportunities, the free symposium (www.ju.edu/symposium/), which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the JU Davis College of Business Conference Rooms and Lobby, spotlights the excellence of JU students and faculty who engage in cutting-edge research in intriguing topics across a range of disciplines.
Students and the community can stop by DCOB any time during the event and learn about JU’s exciting research, teaching, service, study abroad and internships, said Dr. Jeff Wight, Chair of the Symposium Committee. For a full list of projects and presentations, click here.
“The symposium is always an amazing event in which the entire campus community comes together to share and celebrate each other’s work,” he said. “It’s a true interdisciplinary liberal arts environment in which students and faculty from every discipline learn from each other.”
Many of the presentations will later be delivered at national conferences such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, or lead to papers submitted for publication, so the feedback presenters receive at the Symposium is vital to the further development of their work, he added.
“For many students, their symposium presentations show the culmination of months or years of hard work becoming well-rounded professionals in their fields. For the faculty, it’s a chance to present their own varied interests and reconnect with each other during a busy time of the academic year.”
Another great feature of the symposium is that professors and students present side by side, sometimes even co-presenting, Wight noted.
This year, new lunchtime featured presentations will occur on both days:
Noon to 12:50 p.m. Monday, April 3: Dr. Quinton White, Executive Director of JU Marine Science Research Institute, keynote address on the new “OCEARCH at Jacksonville University”
12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 4: Four faculty members and four students with “JU All-Star Presentations,” featuring four-minute presentations highlighting exciting programs and projects at JU.
This year’s Symposium Planning Committee included Dr. Jeff Wight, Dr. Hilary Morgan, Dr. Janet Haavisto, Dr. Teri Chenot, Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser, Dr. Emre Selvi, Dr. Laura Atkins, Dr. John Buck, and Professor Ed McCourt. The 2017 Symposium is funded by Phi Kappa Phi and ECHO: JU’s experiential learning program.