From “Dracula” to high heels: UF’s Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity will feature fascinating topics
They built maze-running robots, created a mobile application for recording class attendance, quantified the campus’s urban forest-enabled air pollution reduction and a great deal more.
The University of Findlay’s 2015 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, to be held April 17, will cater to a wide range of interests and teach attendees a thing or two about the power and influence of laser-focused learning. Held annually, it is UF’s premier event for showcasing student research and creativity across all disciplines offered, and for celebrating academic and professional achievements made possible under the guidance of superior instructors.
The free, public event will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. at various campus locations. Undergraduate and graduate students will present findings on topics they’ve recently researched, inventive projects will be highlighted, numerous academic awards will be conferred and alumni representing each of UF’s six colleges will speak.
More than 300 students will be providing oral and poster presentations and demonstrations. For instance Nicole Jennings, Angel Lasley, Brady Smith and Justin Stoll will debate the legal issues pertaining to “dying with dignity”; Timothy Lafferty will reveal the impact that state-funded house demolitions have had on rural Lima; and Abigail Stone and Macey Brandeberry will explain what they found regarding the effect of bitter melon juice on Leukemia cell growth.
Some of the participants and the symposium’s co-chairs took time to explain their involvement and the event’s importance. Here’s what they had to say:
The day’s activities will commence at 12:30 p.m. with an all-campus awards ceremony in the Alumni Memorial Union; music from the UF Jazz Ensemble will begin at noon. Following the ceremony, student presentations, college award ceremonies and alumni speakers will happen simultaneously in the union, Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium and the Davis Street Building.
Poster presentations prepared by students from a variety of academic disciplines will begin at 4 p.m. in Croy Physical Education Center. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. and a raffle at 5:15 p.m.
A detailed schedule will be available at the event.
The following speakers will be featured:
- 1:15 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, College of Health Professions, Terri Arnhold ’14, software trainer for OhioHealth’s CareConnect project based in Columbus, Ohio
- 1:15 p.m., Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, College of Education, Andrew Sprang ’00 and M‘04, Fostoria City Schools superintendent
- 2:15 p.m., Ritz Auditorium, College of Business, Joanna Sabato ’07, account executive for Tribune Media Sales, Cox Media Group
- 2:15 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, College of Pharmacy, Lubna E. Kouasa, Pharm.D. ’12, clinical coordinator pharmacist for the outpatient care center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
- 3:15 p.m., Alumni Memorial Union, College of Sciences, Wendy Jolliff ‘95, lead urology Physician Assistant at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
3:15 p.m., Ritz Auditorium, College of Liberal Arts, Ali Sagraves ’10, special assistant to the clerk and committee clerk for the Ohio House of Representatives