Roderick J. McDavis

Roderick J. McDavis

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President invites everyone to the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo

On Tuesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following email to the University community:

Dear Colleagues and Students,


Ohio University students possess boundless imagination and insight. Nowhere is this more evident than at the annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo. With its focus on innovation, creation, and inspiration, this year's expo is sure to impress through the works of approximately 675 undergraduate, graduate and medical students and doctoral fellows.
Highlights of the 2013 expo include projects on:
  • The use of nanotechnology to combat cancer
  • Driver performance in multi-lane roundabouts
  • Sleep quality and quantity in college athletes
  • Latex facial prosthetics for special effects makeup
  • The social impacts of energy extraction on rural communities

These projects truly reflect Ohio University's diverse strengths in student research, scholarship and creative activity from all academic colleges and regional campuses across the institution. It also serves as a valuable motivational tool for students, showcasing how knowledge gained in their classes can lead to innovation.

The Student Research and Creative Activity Expo will be held Thursday, April 11th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center, with free pizza and beverages offered until 1 p.m.

I invite you to attend and see first-hand how Ohio University students are learning beyond the walls of the classroom and contributing new ideas to our world.

Roderick J. McDavis


The Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College and the University Libraries. For more information, visit