MU Research Symposium
April 25 highlights diversity
of student interests

More than 50 Manchester University students fascinated by a wide range of research participated in the 16th annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 25.

The scholars displayed the broad diversity of majors at Manchester, from psychology, biology and history to athletic training, sociology, accounting, English, chemistry, pharmacy and environmental studies.

Among their topics:

  • The effects of the Negro Leagues
  • Star formation
  • Medieval marriage rituals
  • Case studies about athletic injuries
  • Religiosity in emerging adulthood
  • Motivating factors of successful students
  • Effects of removal of a low dam on the Eel River
  • Dietary habits in Elizabethan England

“We set out with this Symposium to show the strong ability for our students to go beyond what they do in the classroom, and each year they surpass our expectations of what is possible,” said Dean Glenn Sharfman, vice president for academic affairs.

Manchester’s rich liberal arts program fosters a diversity of topics as students are prompted to research what they are truly interested in, accompanied by faculty mentors.

In addition to the traditional undergraduate presenters, six students in Manchester’s four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program on the Fort Wayne campus joined the poster competition.

Families, friends and the public were invited to the presentations in Academic Center classrooms. Poster presentations were in the Jo Young Switzer Center (union), upper level.

A reception followed in the Jo Young Switzer Center, where all student presenters received certificates and a gift.

April 2014

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