Feb 1, 2012
By Andrea Gibson
Registration for the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo opens Wednesday, Feb. 1 and closes March 18.
Students must enroll online at http://www.ohio.edu/studentexpo to participate in this year's event, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at the Convocation Center.
The annual event attracts more than 550 student presenters from dozens of disciplines. More than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, community members and local middle school and high school students attend to learn more about how Ohio University students are engaged in research, scholarship and creative activity.
Who can participate?
Participation is open to all undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, on the Athens and regional campuses.
What can be presented?
Posters, exhibits, performances, film screenings and other presentation formats are welcome.
Are students eligible for awards?
Awards will be given for the best presentations in each category: $200 (first prize) and $100 (second prize). Categories are limited to no more than 12 presentations and assigned by discipline. For sessions with undergraduate and post-degree students, judges may elect to give two first prizes (one each for an undergraduate and a post-degree student). In this case a second place prize will not be awarded.
Who sponsors the event?
The Student Expo is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the President and the University Libraries.