Imaginative studies, in-depth professional learning experiences, and impactful research on subjects ranging from hell to high water will be presented on Friday, April 5 during University of Findlay’s 2019 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, a daylong celebration of student work from the past school year.
This academic excellence event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the University’s six colleges hosting alumni speakers and offering awards at locations throughout campus. Twenty-minute oral presentations will take place throughout the Davis Street Building and College of Business starting at 1 p.m. Poster presentations will be offered simultaneously at 3:30 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium.
Some of this year’s fascinating topics will include:
- The influence of Dante’s “Inferno” on Florentine culture, Michelangelo, and the Medici family.
- The challenges involved with recording digital stories about regional flooding.
- An analysis of nationwide literacy statistics, and insight on how Jacobs Primary School’s Reading Buddy program is succeeding.
- The correlation between childhood family structure breakdowns and mental illness pertaining to mass shooters.
- The ecological footprint of Old Main, and how simple changes could reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money.
- The negative consequences of bullying on children of all ages.
- A molecular study designed to better enable brain cancer drugs to pass through the blood/brain barrier.
- Research on the antibiotic resistance properties of three naturally occurring substances – tea tree oil, goldenseal, and honey.
- An examination of the effects of marijuana use on human health using cells treated with various cannabinoids.
- UF students’ perceptions of the human trafficking industry within the United States.