In this photograph, a young African-American woman stands behind a podium. She is speaking and gesturing. She holds a remote control in her right hand and a bottle of water sits on the podium. The plaque on the front of the podium is embossed with the Miami University logo, above the words, "The Phillip R. Shriver Center." Floral curtains hang at a window to the woman's left.

Undergraduate Research Forum to be held April 15

In this photograph, four people are standing in front of a research poster pinned to a portable bulletin board. At the left of the frame are a Caucasian man and an African-American woman. They are listening to the young Caucasian woman in the center of the frame, who is talking and gesturing toward the poster. At the far right, half-visible is a young Caucasian man. The title of the poster is partially visible: "Social Justice from Service." The headers "Context" and "Methodology" are also visible, but the remaining text is too small to read. There is also a diagram on the poster that shows a cycle, with blue arrows pointing from one step in the cycle to the next. "Future Orientation to Peace" and "Social Justice" are the two steps in the cycle for which the labels are fully legible.
Jordan Metzger, speech pathology and audiology major (center), and Nick Frantz (right), biochemistry major, presented their poster, “Social Justice from Service Learning,” at last year’s URF.

The 21st annual Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum will be held Wednesday, April 15, in the Shriver Center. All are welcome to visit the forum, which showcases the creative and scholarly activities of undergraduates who engaged in research over the course of the academic year.

Oral presentations will be held throughout the day: Refer to the oral presentation schedule for times and locations of individual presentations.
Three poster sessions will be held in the John E. Dolibois Room (formerly the multipurpose room):

  • Session A: 10–11:30 a.m.
  • Session B: 1:30–2:45 p.m.
  • Session C: 3–4:30 p.m.

Refer to the poster presentation list for individual student presentations.

All Miami students are invited to present at the annual forum. This year more than 300 research projects will be presented by more than 550 students. Presentations range from faculty-mentored independent study research to large group community projects and course-related projects.

More than 2,000 Miami undergraduates work with professors on funded research each year.

Support for undergraduate research was enhanced this year with the opening of the new Office of Research for Undergraduates (ORU) in the fall.

Located in King Library, it is directed by Joseph Johnson, professor of psychology. Martha Weber is Coordinator of Undergraduate Research.

The forum is sponsored by the Graduate School, OARS, the ORU and the offices of the president and the provost.

Written by Susan Meikle, Miami University News & Communications.  Originally appeared as a top story on Miami University’s News and Events website.

Photographs by Ben Taylor, Miami University.

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