Butler Hosts 24th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, April 13, 2012
Students from more than 40 colleges and universities will participate in the 24th annual Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, on the Butler campus.
The conference will feature more than 400 separate student presentations – eight art displays and 120 poster presentations in Irwin Library, as well as 380 oral presentations across campus. Twenty-two academic areas, from anthropology to visual art, will be represented.
“The Butler URC demonstrates the high quality of research, scholarship and creative work that undergraduates are capable of producing,” conference director Mariangela Maguire said.
This year’s conference includes a group of anthropology students from IUPUI who examine the impact of the Super Bowl on the city of Indianapolis; students in chemistry and biology addressing environmental issues such as green roofs, water quality, and the use of waste oil; and sessions in physics featuring students whose work is funded by the National Science Foundation.
“The conference celebrates student academic achievement and the faculty who inspired and guided them,” Maguire said.
Schools scheduled to be represented include: Anderson University, Ball State University, Bellarmine University, Bethel College, Butler University, Central Michigan University, City Colleges of Chicago-Wright College, Connecticut College, Denison University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Franklin College, Grace College, Hanover College, Huntington University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indiana University-South Bend, Indiana Wesleyan University at Marion, Manchester College, Marian University, Miami University of Ohio, Millikin University, North Georgia College & State University, Ohio Northern University, Purdue University, Purdue University North Central, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary’s College, Taylor University, Texas Tech University, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, University of Notre Dame, University of Saint Francis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Valparaiso University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University, and Xavier University.
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