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Manchester University hosts Student Research Symposium

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University will host the 18th annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 29. This symposium is a premier opportunity for members of the public to see original research by top students at the University.

The free presentations by students will be at the North Manchester campus between 3:30 and 6:25 p.m. The buildings are both on East Street.

Academic Center
3:30 p.m. – Programs available in lobby give presentation locations.
4-4:20 p.m. – Oral Presentation 1
4:25-4:45 p.m. – Oral Presentation 2

Jo Young Switzer Center
4:45- 5:45 p.m. – Poster Presentations, Speicher Room
5:45- 6:15 p.m. – Keynote Presentation, Hoff/Lahman Rooms
6:15- 6:25 p.m. – Presentation of awards

Fourteen academic programs will be represented: English, biology, environmental studies, mathematics, psychology, economics, music, history, educational studies, physics, chemistry, sport management, marketing and pharmacy. There will be 48 presentations. 

Ciara Kerckhove, a senior physics major from North Liberty, Ind., has been chosen for the keynote presentation, offered to all symposium attendees. Its title is “My Search for the Pale Red Dot: Detection and Modeling of Saturation Behavior of  Eu Ion Emission in Eu-doped GaN under UV Excitation.”

The Manchester University Student Symposium is sponsored by the Student Research Symposium Committee at the University. 


Contact: Kathrine Dwyer
Administrative Assistant
Manchester University Office of Academic Resources

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

Prepared with assistance by student Lauren Hughes, MU marketing/media relations assistant. 

April 2016