Jan 15, 2013
From staff reports
It's Student Expo time! Registration opens Wednesday, Jan. 16. Students must enroll online at www.ohio.edu/studentexpo to participate. Registration closes Feb. 24.
This year's event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 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 (1st prize) and $100 (2nd 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. In addition, several sponsors will offer special award categories this year.
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.
The Ohio University Graduate College, Athena Cinema and Arts for Ohio will host four special free screenings of the Travelling Salesman, an intellectual thriller about four mathematicians hired by the U.S. government to solve the most elusive computer science problem, as well as the ensuing ethical implications of their research.
The movie will be screened at 6:30, 7:00, 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Athena Cinema. This is an exclusive, advance screening for the Ohio University community. The film has been shown at several prestigious film festivals and won the best feature film at the Silicon Valley Film Festival.
Running time for the feature is 80 minutes. The film has not yet been rated, but content will be similar to a PG-13 movie. Seating will be first come, first serve.
For more information including the trailer, visit http://www.travellingsalesmanmovie.com/.